There's a new Royal in the house. His name is George.
Expecting a photo of William and Kate's Prince George?
Nah, they won't let me get close enough to them for that. Something about a restraining order for trying to jump the palace walls or something like that.
So in the meantime, I thought I'd show you some more photos of my new Royal typewriter that I gave you a glimpse of in my fall home tour.
I think I referred to him as a "her" in that post. Just a little gender confusion on my part. I realized that since I had named my 1925 Royal typewriter Kate, that this new one should also have a regal name and what's better than Kate's son's name.
Isn't he a peach? OK, that sounds so very Judy Garland-ish.
But he is a beauty.
I ran across him in a glass case at a little antique mall in Logan, Ohio. It was love at first sight, at least on my part.
When I first spotted him, my heart started jumping and I thought I might just feint. But of course it would be very expensive, because when do you ever see a yummy green vintage typewriter? Like, never!
So I gazed at it longingly in the locked case. Sighed. And then went about moping around the antique mall. All the while being ridiculously consumed with thinking about the green typewriter.
Seriously, I could not enjoy looking at anything else, because that typewriter kept popping into my mind.
I got about halfway through the store when I just had to go up to the counter and ask if I could see the typewriter up close. If I could not own it, at least I would be able to caress it a bit.
It came with its leather carrying case.
Yummy, leather carrying case with so much history just oozing out of it.
And it was the most gorgeous shade of green known to man.
Yes, it was perfect.
Wait a minute, does that tag say $19.99? No, must be a typo.
Get it? Typo on a typewriter. I crack myself up sometimes.
Since I didn't have my glasses with me (why actually carry my glasses around with me?), I sheepishly asked the girl if the price was $19.99 or $79.99? Really, I was expecting her to laugh at me an say, "No, of course it's $79.99, you silly lady!"
But, she smiled and confirmed $19.99.
From what I can tell, he is a 1937 model.
BTW, I later turned this typewriter into a succulent planter. Never fear though, I used fake succulents.
I don't think I could ever bring myself to actually put dirt in a typewriter!
In case you've never been, I have some Useful Links listed underneath my header, that link to different things that may be interesting to vintage loving people. How to date ball jars, dating globes based on what countries are listed on them, identifying Pyrex patterns, etc. Useful stuff like that.
Two of the links I have listed are The Classic Typewriter Page and The Typewriter Data Base.
Both of which are useful if you run across a gorgeous old typewriter.
In a glass case.
At an antique mall.
And you fall head over heels in love with him.
This just the best...I love the color! I think my dad used to sell these back in the day! Come over and share your post with us on the Style Sisters linky party..http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/10/centerpiece-wednesday-95.html
Shannah @ Just Us Four
I want a vintage typewriter so badly. Finding a green one that is that gorgeous is a real accomplishment. 🙂
Holy cow! That is an amazing price! I love the experience of finding something you LOVE and realizing that it's priced way below what you expected. That has happened to me with Cathrineholm bowls (!) and some awesome Pyrex too.
That is one handsome devil you have there!
Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com
Thank you so much for linking this to my first We Call It Olde Link-Up! Thanks to you, my first week was a success. I hope to see you there again each Tuesday with your antique, vintage, or history-related article. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com
Debra @ HOMESPUN
I remember him in the tour...a beauty! 🙂 I would not have passed that up either! 🙂
So enjoyed this post about the green typewriter! You're right - it is the most fabulous shade of green! and 19.99!!! Are you kidding! Sold is right! Well done! (MY 11 year old daughter is obsessed with typewriters right now. I bought one for her for her 11th b-day, for $25. But it is not quite as pretty as yours! She loves it, though, and types letters, and is obsessed with typewriter key jewelry.) So much fun! Hugs, Catherine (your newest follower of your blogging adventures!) : )
I have 2 old typewriters and we know it takes 3 to make a collection so I'll be on the lookout for one as fab as this!
Town and Country Gals
what a gorgeous green your new find is! I've never seen one that color. You got a total steal, amazing price! So glad you went back for a second look!
You got a steal! It's beautiful! I found 1on craigslist for 20 bucks...it was in bad shape though. I also found a name of someone who refurbishes old typewriters, so I called him...I thought he would be very far away and very expensive, but to my surprise while talking to him on the phone, he was from my town...2 minutes away to be exact! LUCKY GIRL!!!! He took it home, and came back 2 weeks later with a beautifully refurbished machine, new ribbon and all...she is lovely ( Yes, mine is a she) her name is Tess...and she is a very heavy gunmetal R.C. Allen...I just LOVE HER!!!!!! Use it all the time!!!