"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Just when you least expect it...

I won an item on e-bay! I don't bid often and when I do, I usually lose the item because 1) I'm not around at the end of the auction to quickly outbid others or 2) I post a maximum bid that never wins. On a whim this morning I bid on a vintage portable typewriter only to be outbid by $6. So, I found another and bid on it. But I never dreamed I'd get it as it had over two hours remaining and I had to be somewhere all afternoon.

Surprise, surprise! When I read my e-mails upon my return, I won! And it didn't even go as high as my max bid. I can't save the photo from the e-bay listing, but will post here as soon as I receive it (probably about a week). It's a cute black Remington manual portable and looks like it's about a 1920's or 1930's machine. Now to find a ribbon for it. If anyone out there knows where to look, the model # is NM52739.

I'm giddy, but my husband just doesn't get it. He asked "what are you going to do with that?" and I said "type!"

4 comments:

Linda Cain said...

What a great find!!!! Happy typing!

Sue McGettigan said...

Yay - congratulations on a great find!! I was talking to my Mum (she's in Australia, I'm in California) about my 'thing' for old typewriters and she said "oh, we have your grandad's old typewriter from the '20s, we were just about to sell it - would you want it?" Would I want it??? Yes, Mum, I really, REALLY want it :)

Judy said...

Ask a silly question. . . . !!!!

I have an old portable typewriter, too, and use it to type out words or clips to use in art work.

Enjoy that typewriter!! It's actually harder to press the keys than a keyboard! LOL!!

Kris H said...

Cool purchase Susan. Check this site out for ribbons. Your arms will get a workout typing on this old thing. I remember the old Royal my family had. Itw was work to type. http://www.vintagetypewritershoppe.com/catalog/item/3814274/8041228.htm