vintage typewriters at sundance

posted by the scholar on November 11th, 2007
filed under: home accessories, words

psst. i want to let you in on a little secret opinion of mine. i think computers are here to stay. that’s right, you heard it here first, folks. be that as it may, i couldn’t help but smile when i saw these fantastic restored vintage typewriters. since i only rarely use a typewriter these days (and an electric one at that), viewing these photos transported me back to a sentimental place, where hearing the familiar staccato clickety-clackity click clack bing! under my flying fingers was much more satisfying than watching someone do it now on an episode of mad men (and i think those props are electric too).

royal_quiet_deluxe_typewriter

royal_quiet_deluxe_typewriter_case

royal_quiet_deluxe_typewriter_detail

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royal_arrow_vintage_typewritersmith_corona_vintage_typewriter

hey, if these machines were good enough for hemingway, they’re good enough for me.

find the royal quiet deluxe, the royal arrow and a foxy smith corona in all their glory (and replacement ribbons too!) at sundance.


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10 Responses to “vintage typewriters at sundance”

  1. At home with Kim Vallee Says:

    I would have never guessed that they are worth so much money.

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi kim,

    i know – it is a little crazy isn’t it? i have not done any investigating but i suspect one could find them on ebay for less money… although they are probably not in the pristine condition that sundance is offering.

    thanks for the visit!

  3. Michelle Says:

    So beautiful. I love the sound of an old typewriter, my grandfather lived with us when I was a child, and I miss the sound of his typewriter, he would just hack at it, it was a nice sound.

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi michelle,

    the sound of the typewriter is a favorite sense memory of mine. I always loved the little bell that would chime before you needed to press the handle to advance the page.

    nice to see you!

  5. yellowmonday Says:

    How beautiful. I love mechanical things.

  6. the scholar Says:

    hi yellowmonday,

    they really are gorgeous, aren’t they? my father in law has an antique typewriter collection that i think is most marvelous.

    thanks for the visit! 🙂

  7. Maggie Says:

    Hello! I am online just to research Vintage Royal typewriters and stumbled across your site! I have my GrandFathers typewriter that he used as a Detective in the 1930’s! Would you happen to know what year yours is and were could I possably find out how much they are worth? Thank You for your help!

  8. marilyn Says:

    i have my Grannys too how much is it worth?
    Just like the one in this picture, excellent condition

  9. Seasons Says:

    You you should make changes to the page name title vintage typewriters at sundance on roadside scholar to more generic for your blog post you write. I liked the blog post nevertheless.

  10. Vivian Says:

    I have one of these old typewriters and was wanting to find out how much I can get for it.

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