Wow, I can't believe I haven't blogged in over 3 months! Wedding planning is crazy stressful, I had no idea. And on top of that, my mother has done most of it and I am still a complete stress basket. I can't image what this would be like by myself. Crazy! Finally getting to the calm before the storm and have some free time. That means back to the blogging world, back to thesis work, and also thinking of opening my own Etsy.com store. I have still been cooking and stockpiling recipes and pictures as well as awesome estate finds so in the next few days I am going to be posting like crazy before it starts getting really stressful again!
Here we go with the first new estate sale find of the week for me: A 1920's beveled glass sided 36 pound hoss of a typewriter. Got this baby for $17 and love it. I already installed a replacement ribbon for it.
Not the best picture...It is a royal 10. Mine is obviously not in top notch condition. I looked online and there are two recommended antique typewriter repair shops in the US..... one is 1 hour down the road from me in Birmingham so I may take it sometime this week. Here is an example of a completely restored one... quite fantastic with the beveled glass side panels, so fun to watch the inner workings. This one was sooooo dirty when we got it, took it outside with an office duster can for about 30 minutes to clean all the intricate workings.
http://mytypewriter.com/royalno10withsingleglasspanelc1920s.aspx Listed at $1,125.
Before close-up shot of keys
Keys after a good scrubbing
Right now this baby is sitting on my bookshelf but when my fiancé gets a law office.... I think it would be great art as well as functional if I can fix it up completely.