Posts Tagged ‘typewriters’

Spray-painting my Olympia SF typewriter

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 | 6 Comments »
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I spray-painted my Olympia SF (the spare cursive one) over Christmas weekend.  It was done on impulse, as a test, and it did not come out very good.  But it’s still passable for a first try, and now I know how to do a better job of it.  I may sand away the new paint and either repaint it myself or have an auto shop do it, but it’s still fun and festive for Christmas.  I may keep it like this for a while.  The red suits very well.

Spray-painting typewriters

Friday, December 23rd, 2011 | 3 Comments »
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I’ve had this very strong urge to spray-paint one of my typewriters (possibly the Lettera 32?) a funky color–either purple or bright red.  It has always been my dream to have a bright red typewriter, but I don’t much care for the Valentine and the Sears Courier models are always so hard to come by / come with problems, or are out of my price range.  Collecting typewriters on a budget = plenty of disappointment.

So this desire to paint does not seem to be mine alone.  I stumbled upon this gallery of painted typewriters.  So pretty!  I wonder what these owners used to paint their typewriters.  Maybe a certain type of paint works better?  I would mind decoupaging the typewriter, either.  Still, don’t know how, though!

*stares at painted typewriters in envy*

The ubiquitous Hermes Rocket

Friday, December 23rd, 2011 | 4 Comments »
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Someone posted about the Hermes Baby portable the other day, and I was inspired to get out my Hermes Rocket and type a few lines.  It’s not as classy-looking as the Baby (I think), but it does have extremely cute coloring.

The apes have escaped!  Time to pay attention–this is my favorite bit!

typewriting with friends… much better than with strangers XD

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 | 4 Comments »
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In my last post I mentioned the Olivetti Lettera 33 that I purchased not too long ago.  It has arrived, and it wants to say hello!

And now I must go be adored by my husband, who looks quite lonely all by himself on the rocking chair.

Black Olympia SF

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 | 8 Comments »
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sleek and black and beautiful~

If it seems as though I have a slight affinity for Olympia typewriters…well.  I do~

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