Friday, January 25, 2008

SHOW & TELL '08 #4 - Old Remington Typewriter

The 4th Show & Tell of 2008 already. Boy time is flying!!! Be sure to participate in this fun activity by going here to Kelli's to learn all about it. Write your post, go back and put your name on Mr. Linky and then read and view all the other sites that feature their interesting Show & Tell items. It really is so much fun.

My Show & Tell this week is the very old, very rusty, antique Remington typewriter.
Many of the items that I have were from my childhoold or were passed down to me by my parents. This one I acquired in about 1978. At the time we were selling real estate and one of the people who's home we sold had this old typewriter. Yes, it was even VERY old in 1978. I bought it for $15!!!!!!


Thanks for once again visiting my Show & Tell. Have a blessed day and week-end.

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44 comments:

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

I remember learning to type on a manual typewriter. It was so fun. Who would have thought that someday we would be sitting and typing on our computers or phones?!

Anita said...

Wow Susan, that's what I call a real bargain! I would love to have such an old typewriter, too but they are sooo expensive nowadays!

I am so glad it's Friday! I came home from work at noon and just did a bid of cleaning in the garden. The sun is shining but it's so cold and windy! Just around 60 days to go until Easter. I am loning for spring!

Have a great Week-end, my friend!

Best wishes, Anita

weavermom said...

Wow! You don't see those much anymore! Makes you wonder who learned to type on it and what kind of things they wrote...

LBP said...

Wow! You just gave me a blast from the past! My great aunts cousin, (Whatever that make her to me!) used to have an old Remington typewrite out in a shed that we used to play in. I used to type for hours in there, pretending to me a secretary.

Thanks for sharing!

Blessings

Linda

ellen b. said...

What a great old typewriter and piece of memorabilia! You really got it for a great price. Enjoy...

diana said...

that is sooooo cool. i love the progression of the typewriter and especially love the old ones like yours. wish i had one. thanks for sharing this with us.

Daughter of the King said...

Susan...
This sure is a keeper..and brings back memories..I learned to type on a manual..not even an electric typewrite.....now look at us with our keyboards(laptop in my case)....aren't we the fancy ones?
Deby
I did not do a show n tell but I did post today as I felt lead by the Lord this morning.
Deby

Gattina said...

Can you imagine that I learned typing on such an old thing ! I wonder that my fingers are still OK, lol ! What progress has been done ever since.
BTW my vitrine stands in the entrance hall so when somebody comes that's the first thing she sees.

Revee said...

Both of my daughters LOVE old typewriters like yours! They enjoyed seeing that someone else has a neat "vintage" typewriter. :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I remember using those old typewriters! I was so thankful for electric typewriters!! And now for computers!!!! Yea!!

Katherine

P.S. - No, I have never mastered chop sticks! I put those in the same category as a standard shift car - why bother, when there's an easier way!! ;-)

Barbara H. said...

That is a wonderful old typewriter -- and a good price!

Charlotte said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Our crocheted dresses must have been made about the same time. Evidently they were the in thing back in the 40s. Your typewriter brought back memories. It looks like ones I learned on back in high school. I bought a portable Remington in about 1956. Wish I still had it.

Dawn said...

What a treasure!
Wish I still had mine from years ago.

Mary said...

Susan,

Your antique typewriter is lovely. I can't remember those ones, but learned to type on one that would be a vintage item today.

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my post.

Blessings,
Mary

Nora Lee said...

Susan, your typewriter brings back memories of playing with my aunts same style typewriter when I was about 5 years old. She had told me not to play with it, but I just HAD to, all those keys and roller, lever and stuff...it was just too much not to press something! So what did I do but press the carriage release key and the carriage flew over and knocked off one of her figuries she had on the desk! I'm sure my eyes were as wide as saucers, fearing for the spanking that was sure to come. She was really sweet and let me by with it, but I didn't play with it anymore!

Thank you for stopping by my show & tell. I agree with your comment that we all should have more of a saving not wasting habits now a days.

Sandra

Momma Roar said...

I always enjoy your Show and Tells!

Guess what? We have an internet connection - this is the first day we've picked it up, it didn't work other times.

So, just wanted to pop in and say hello!!

Love,
LA

Feathering My Nest said...

Thank you for sharing. It is so cute. I love the way those old ones sounded when typing and also to hear the bell ring.

Thanks for stopping by my place too. I appreciate your kind comments.

Hugs, Kathi

MammyT said...

Susan, that was great fun to see. Makes me think of the old newspaper movies where they were always trying to "scoop" the other papers. Now you need an old black wire fan! :)
Nancy

Julieann said...

Oh, I love it!!! What a great typewriter.

Julieann

whateverthingsare said...

Wow they don't make things like they used to. I'm always amazed at how beautifully decorative old things are. Functional and lovely to look at too!

Edi said...

My parents used to have an old one like that - might have been my grandfathers to begin with.

Have you seen any of that jewelery that is made out of the old keys - very fun!

Barbara said...

What memories of learning to type.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Great show and tell....where do you keep it?

Pretty Life Online said...

whew! that is great collection for the old things... hope you'll visit mine too..

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Susan,I have seen this old typewriter in my lifetime...Thanks for sharing and leaving such a nice comment on my blog.I have always thought that I was called by god to be a nurse...a baby nurse at that...Come back to visit me anytime.

cookiesunshine said...

Oh my goodness, that is really an old typewriter. Times are so different today. I learned on a manual, but it was a bit newer than that one.

Thank you for your gracious words regarding my father. I was deeply touched.

Sincerely,
Cookie

the teach said...

Susan I remember such a typewriter. I don't know what happened to it but I typed on it when I was in elementary school and high school. I don't know how we did it. Now it's so easy on a computer keyboard! :)

Cheryl said...

lol...in this modern day of computers I wonder if young kids would even know what a typewriter is? lol

Leah said...

wow...i would love to have an old typewriter like that in my house!! Great find!!!

Maxine said...

I remember those typewriters. I had a Smith-Corona and I could type fast on it. I wouldn't be able to get the keys down now, probably. Have a great weekend, Susan!

TJ said...

How fun! What a great find!

Lisa said...

Oh, wow! look at that! Awesome! hehehee! you know that these things now live in museums all over the world, right? This is neat!

Dawn said...

Great picture - what a treasure. I couldn't believe the comments I got on my IBM Selectric when I showed a picture of it from my office.

Cathy said...

How fun and how times have changed! Have you seen the jewlery they make from old typewriter keys? It's pretty cool--but I'd keep this one intact.
The other day my 8yro daughter and I were at the library when she spied a modern--1980's-ish typewriter and she was sure looking it over--probably wondering where the monitor was and how it worked. LOL!

Cathy :)

genny said...

Oh thats interesting typewriter its really a treasure because thats rare nowadays. Happy weekend.

michelle f said...

We just watched a Walton's episode about a typewriter. Neat keep!

Have to admit glad for computers.

MightyMom said...

oooo way cool!

I have given you an award

~Robin said...

Just thinking of typing on a typrewritermakes me thankful for the ease of using a computer. My how we forget our past...typing! ugh.
Have a great day with Jesus ~

groovyoldlady said...

Can you still buy ribbon for it?

Penless Thoughts said...

Groovy: I have NO idea!!! You could not type on it because it is too rusty and some of the keys stick. It is an ornament now but I wonder what letters and documents it did type and what stories it could tell!!!
Susan

Charity Grace said...

Love the typewriter! I think old typewriters have such great aesthetic value. My mom has one from the 60's that she still uses (because she won't concede to a computer yet). Clickety clack!

PamperingBeki said...

Oh that is too cool! What a great find.

Karla said...

Cool show and tell! Does it still work? Can you still buy ribbons for it?

Kelli said...

I LOVE old typewriters...yours is wonderful!!!
Hugs,
Kelli