Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Here's my new baby Royal


Well, actually she is not a baby, she is very old, 1937 in fact. She is clean as a whistle and with a new ribbon and ready to type up quotes and Scriptures for my art and journal pages. I have always loved a typewriter and why I got ride of my mother's old one I will never know. I wasn't thinking clearly at that point!
But Miss Royal was a great price and she types like a dream and I just love her.




And here is Mr. Bill whose shop is like a wonderful museum and who keeps these vintage beauties in tip top shape. Enjoyed meeting him. I had a good history lesson on typewriters and I loved every minute of it.
Mc David Typewriter Services 
4304 Plymouth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32205-7114(904) 384-3461


14 comments:

Diane Duda said...

I have one too! It starred in my nephew's high school musical. (Thoroughly Modern Millie) :)
It does not type like a dream. I need to see Mr. Bill.

Mary said...

oh it's beautiful and it works...wonderful. i have several but they do not work...i wonder if they just need ribbons?? does Mr. Bill sell ribbons??

Caatje said...

I'm so jealous right now! ;-)

lori vliegen said...

your new baby royal is a beauty!! can't wait to see her little touches in your artwork!!! xoxox

Lesley said...

Oh wow this takes me back a good few years to me learning to type at college on an old Imperial typewriter. Ah me...long ago
x

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Martha! I love your new baby!
I will never part with my vintage beauty! and now that you're in your right mind again...I know you'll never part with this one!

happy journaling....I love the sound of the typed clicking! there's just something so nostalgic about it...!

ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

I need a ribbon for mine as well, just like Mary....does he sell Ribbons?

ciao again
Creative CArmelina

teri said...

well that surely is a beauty. I've always wanted a vintage typewriter, but I'm afraid the closest I may get is a vintage font...

Janie Husband said...

i need mr. bill also....i need a ribbon.....great find martha....

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Oh Martha, you have started my mouth watering! I have always wanted a vintage typerwriter! Seriously, I would love to write an entire book with one someday! Thanks for the smile.
Hugs and many blessings
Kelly

Marilyn Rock said...

You now have "Royal"ty in your family! Cool! Congratulations!

jgr said...

Oh Martha, she's a beauty and I can't wait to see the 'evidence' in your journal pages.

Taylor said...

Just saw a picture of a vintage mint green typewriter on another blog a minute ago (I'm doing my rounds) and wondered to myself why I don't have one! Cute shop you found yours in!

kandilin said...

Martha the typewriter I learned on had the return lever on the left instead of the right side. This has inspired me to get my typewriter out from under the bed and use it instead of wasting a sheet of paper just to type one line or two. I like your red pot all by itself

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