Friday, June 26, 2009

A New Addition to the Family

I bought a 1929 Underwood #5 Typewriter last night. Apparently, it was one of the most popular typewriters of it's day. It comes from Dayton, Ohio, and the owner's wife said that her grandmother written for the newspaper in Dayton and this must have been her instrument.

Just think: this typewriter came before the Beatles, before television, before the second World War, before Hitler came to power.

I have another typewriter, though it's ribbon has run out, and it's small and blue. This giant has the firmest, most musical keys. It sounds like the typewriter used in the Atonement score.

(Making friends. I think my laptop doesn't know what to think)

Masterpieces will come from this baby.


Ian Woolcott said...

"I bought a 1929 Underwood #5 Typewriter last night."

~ An investment far superior to rent. Congrats.

Heather Bond said...

Wow, what a beauty! Enjoying your blog immensely.

Christy Edwall said...

Thanks for reading, Heather! I hope, Ian, that your prediction is true...