Now talking about rusting away, you knew I was going somewhere with this story didn't you? We found in an old grainery where Hubby's parents had this typewriter. It is not in the best of shape and when you see it you will agree. We rescued it from certain death and put in our garage. After two moves I was exploring in our current garage and found the typewriter. This is not a dainty little thing and weights I bet 30 pounds. It is a heavy little sucker. Now Hubby's mother use to carry it to school and probably college. He says he remembers her saying she brought it every day to school.
Don't you just love that you can click on the pictures now and they all come up at once on the screen. It might have always done that little feature but you know who just discovered it. Christopher Columbus I am not. : )
Here it proudly sits sporting one of my favorite sayings from Dr. Seuss. I did the letter on the computer but just put it in the typewriter, wish it did work but that is ok also. I have not cleaned it up a lot, you just never know how much to do that little job. I know it is not the prettiest flower on the shelf but has lots of memories. I did have a note in it at Christmas to Santa Clause and mentioned the reindeer and their safe trip also. I know our Grands are a lot older now but they certainly got a kick out of it. To me that was a hit then.
Almost all of the tags on the keys are there and can you imagine carrying this back and forth everyday? That lady had to have some strong muscles.
On this side the little tab says back spacer. I mean you had to have wanted to really go back a space to tackle this job. Now we just in one quick swoop use our little finger and the job is done !!!!
I did find this image on the Internet about the typewriters. It is funny though-Visible?-how could you not see it? The one we have in our home would be considered a junker or just for parts but to us it is a treasure. I guess the saying about one man's junk is another man's treasure is certainly true here.
Off for now and so many thanks for stopping into my world and seeing what is going on today. xoxox