Do you own a typewriter **UPDATE**
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Posted: 2/12/2013 5:54:20 PM
Hhhmmmmm I hadn't thought of using a typewriter for scrapping, I just use my computer with a typewriter font. I still have the typewriter my parents bought me. it's at least 40 years old... I must get it out from the attic some time just to see if it still works......


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Posted: 2/12/2013 8:49:04 PM
I bought a typewriter at an auction for $10. I've been using it a lot for journaling because its so fast and easy. I haven't needed to buy a ribbon yet but I found some cheap ones on eBay. So I think it's worth to get one if you find one at a reasonable price.


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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:23:16 PM
I sure do! Hubs bought it off Ebay for me a few years ago. It's a blue, 60's portable manual. I love that thing. The kids get a kick out of using it, too.


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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:39:41 PM
I have 3! Two are standard style, one from the 70's that I got at a thrift store and it has the original receipt, one is from a school and is much older. That one is attached to its suitcase style case. They both type differently, so I like having two. The third I just got, it is electric and much newer and types cursive.



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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:47:29 PM
ooh, now I really want a cursive typewriter!! Is finding one like finding the Holy Grail, I wonder?? Everyone needs a goal, though, right??

We hardly ever use our home printer for anything-- right now it's been out of ink for months! So for me, a typewriter is much easier.




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Posted: 2/12/2013 11:52:29 PM
I have one. A few years ago I decided I wanted to buy one and within about 10 minutes, a friend offered to sell me theirs for $20. I see them on Craigslist a lot for dirt cheap. Mine is fairly new and electric. I want a manual because I like the font better but I don't have anywhere to keep it out. Typewriters are sold in stores because believe it or not, some businesses still use duplicate forms that must be typed.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 12:00:07 AM
PS: there's a place here in Nashville that sells any type of typewriter ribbon you could ever think of. I can't remember the name tho but I'm sure you could Google it. It's actually in Madison, TN.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 12:19:46 AM
My dad gave me one that was sitting in the garage. It's a very old Smith Corona that needed a lot of work. It cost about $150 to get it cleaned and some parts replaced, but now it works like new! So, I would say if you could get one from Amazon or Office Depot for about that much, hou'd be in good shape. I do see electric ones cheaper, but again, if they need service it can be hard to find someone that services them, so a warranty might be handy!

I do love the sound of the keys though, and the "ding!" at the end of the line!

I use mine for journaling all the time and yes, I make mistakes and I just type over and keep going.

keep calm and type on!

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Posted: 2/13/2013 1:03:48 AM
We have a baby blue royal typewriter from the 50's that belonged to DH's grandfather. Mil gave it to dd and it just needed a new ribbon.

I need to take it to a typewriter store in Berkeley that deals with old typewriters because this o e has "Magic Margins" that are set wrong. I've googled it and can't figure out how to reset them, and we have maybe a 4" typing space. I need to get in that so I can use it for scrapbooking.

It's a beautiful typewriter. I love it and I'm a little jealous of dd
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Posted: 2/13/2013 2:09:46 AM
I have a 1960's smith corona corsair manual one. robins egg blue. It needs some maintenance and Im doubtful that ribbons are available at any big box store but it was free so I cant complain! I also scored an awesome antique sewing machine table with.the typewriter!


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Posted: 2/13/2013 4:59:28 AM
I have a Smith Carona electric model that I purchased at a thrift store for around $17. It works great and I intend to use it for journaling. IO really love the look of typed journaling.



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Posted: 2/13/2013 9:21:43 AM
and just like that, my new typewriter has arrived. I can't believe how much lighter it is than the one we used when I went to school, many years ago and it types great. I have to run an errand and then I am planning to start journaling. I tried it out and found out quickly how easy it is to correct mistakes. lol. This little machine is going to be well worth the $105 that it cost and Amazon quick, free delivery on the Prime plan is wonderful.

I will put this update in the OP too.




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Posted: 2/13/2013 10:11:31 AM
lovetodigi, would you be willing to type on a card as an example to share for those of us who might be on the fence about buying it?!


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Posted: 2/13/2013 10:14:24 AM
I have permanently borrowed my dad's 1950s typewriter. I had to buy a new ribbon. That sucker is heavy but I like being able to journal right away instead of going downstairs to the computer.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 11:51:19 AM
speaking of correcting typewriter mistakes, the Typewriter Exchange store in Mesa, AZ actually sells those sheets of white cover-up that you can use to correct a typo!

Anyone remember that stuff? It's like white-out on a transparency sheet, so you backspace back to the error, slide the correction sheet in between the key and the paper, and hit the wrong key again, and voila! your mistake is whited-out, just like that!

I'm sure I bought a package of it when I bought my typewriter ribbon...
now to just remember where I put it, LOL!




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Posted: 2/13/2013 11:59:35 AM
Those of you with cursive ones, what brand are they and how old? I would love to get one of those.

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Posted: 2/13/2013 2:26:14 PM
I stopped by Staples while I was out and they have the same typewriter that I just got from Amazon. It is $159 at Staples, which is way more than the $105 that I paid at Amazon. I feel like I got a good deal, for sure now.



lovetodigi, would you be willing to type on a card as an example to share for those of us who might be on the fence about buying it?!

I will do that for you.




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Posted: 2/13/2013 2:46:32 PM
Here is the example for desflo.

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Posted: 2/13/2013 6:51:00 PM
I wish we hadn't gotten rid of ours - we had two but got rid of them probably 10 years ago. I honestly thought I would never need one again but would love to use it for journaling tags but don't want to buy one or find a place to store one now.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 9:31:53 PM
The cursive one I just got is a Hermes 3000. It's from the early 1960's. Has that "magic margin" at about 4" also. There is a clear margin button I can hit to keep typing, but haven't figured out how rpto reset it for good.

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Posted: 2/14/2013 6:38:18 AM
I have an IBM Selectric II and LOVE IT, but have never used it for journaling.



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