I learned on the manual typewriter too. I was so excited with the electric typewriter. Now I love my computers. The Kindle does look a little out of place, but I'm sure they will get to love each other.B-Kay said:Love your "old typewriter" I took typing in HS and we had to learn on "Manual Typewriters" many of which looked just like yours. Boy, do feel old right now. I have a funny story that happened to me at work, I was typing on the machine I used to have at my desk and a co-worker poked her head around the corner and asked me what I was doing. She led me to believe she had never seen or heard anyone using one. She's younger that one of my daughters. Too funny.
I buy my ribbon at a local typewriter repair shop. He uses the same spools I have in there and rewinds the ribbon. When I run out, I'm usually not able to use my typewriter for a week. And with only one set of spools, I can't get a backup. I should just find an identical model just for the spools. This was a fairly mass produced typewriter. They made this beast for more than a decade. Good workhorse typewriter.I think the big black typewriter is cool. Just so long as you're not using it for ransom notes and such (I watch a little too much CSI). Do they even sell ribbon for those anymore, or do you need to hit up estate sales looking for a score?
I'm also admiring the rockin' look you have on the sound system. Are you able to pick up international radio with the aluminum foil?