Friday, December 6, 2013

My Typewriter Gift

I finally had time to free the typewriter from it's decrepit case and hadn't had a chance to look at it before we left Missouri.  It is wonderful!  My MIL did not want to part with it when I asked if she had a typewriter for sentimental reasons, but when she found out I wanted to keep and use it she gave it to me for fear it would become damaged if left to sit in the basement where it had been for years.   I love how it types in cursive.  I had to take the ribbon from the Smith-Corona typewriter to type enough to where you could see the font.  New ribbons have been ordered.  I am very lucky to have found not one but two old portable typewriters in great working condition and did not have to worry about shipping damage. I am destined for green machines.  First the old Kenmore, then the Smith-Corona and now the Olympia, which is a dark green.  Thanks for putting up with my geekiness lol.


  1. That is one seriously cool typewriter! How awesome that your MIL passed it along to you.

    I don't mind your geekiness at all, by the way!

  2. It's not geeky! I think it's wonderful that she gave it to you. We have my MIL's also.