Sunday, November 20, 2011

I Heart Macro- A Different Era.

Hello dear readers,

Welcome to my Sunday post of I Heart macro - hosted by Lori from Studio Waterstone.

Did you guess what it was?

Just noticed there is a dead spider attached to the ribbon!

Partially exposed on the left is my computer wireless system...talk about juxtaposition of old and new!




This lovely old typewriter has seen plenty of work and love over the years, and remarkably, still works.
No, it was not mine...but a gift from an elderly friend.

I did once learn to type...at school.....and I was terribly bad at it.
The teacher, in desperation put paper over the keys so I wouldn't look at them! That worked well!
I then typed total drivel...and still didn't remember where the keys were located. I just don't think my heart was ever in it....and I still type with 2 fingers and look at the keys to this day!

My father was a journalist and I remember the constant tap-tap of the keys at home....he had one like this once.....it was much quieter when he became all modern and purchased an electric typewriter. I missed that re-assuring sound, but I think my Mother was glad to hear the end of it!

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Hope your weekend is a good one.

Cheers,

19 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such interesting macros of vintage items! At first, I thought the first one was a large reel of filnm as used in old picture theatres!

Tracey N. said...

I thought it was film too! I loveFunny there is a spider attached, just adds to the texture :) Cool pics!

Kim, USA said...

I remember this so well. The black and red ribbon has to put it, I find it very beautiful now ^_^

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Pixiloo said...

Wonderful photos. You had me guessing. :)

Nadege, said...

Wonderful macro of this old typewriter. I still look at the keys when I time, but can use up to three fingers now...lol

Jeanne said...

What a great post, and a fascinating typewriter. Have not thought of those in the longest, but remember my mom typing with hers when I was in bed at night. Have not thought of that for so long. What a neat gift for someone to give you ( if you get rid of the spider) . Nice photos, and thank you for stopping by my blog .

T... said...

wonderful photos....I guessed correctly....

Annette said...

Such great photos and a great subject too! The spider just adds to the character of the old typewriter!

Karen Dorcas, Artist said...

love it; knew right away -- terrific macros -- when I was a junior in high school had a typing test on a manual (similar) and did 92 wpm... tough fingers! LOL -- thanks for the recollection. kareninkenai (i heart macro)

Sharyl said...

What fun and what great shots! I thought the first one was a reel of film. By the time I got to the 2nd one, I decided I was all wrong, it was something to do with the inside of a car. Should have recognized that ribbon! By 3, it was clear to me! What a delightful series!

Diverse said...

Wonderful photos! :)

Marianna said...

great photos and what a wonderful piece of history, it's beautiful!

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

How cool! No, I didn't guess correctly. I thought it was an old measuring tape. Love the pics.

Shel said...

Love these photos!

My Life Under the Bus said...

So funny I knew exactly what it was because when I was younger I used my mothers typewriter for papers!I still really miss the simplicity of it - putting in the paper and the words go right where you want. I remember changing that ribbon too! What a blast! : )

Elisabeth said...

What a lovely heirloom - and great pictures!

Therese's Treasures said...

Jenni, I knew from the first shot that it was an old typewriter. I learned to type on a manual typewriter (not as old as that one) and my teacher did the same thing covered the keys. I can type without looking most of the time.
Therese

CraftyHope said...

I love, love, love old typewriters. I remember pounding away at the one my mom had in the house when I was a kid. I'm always on the lookout for one of my own.
Your shots are really something, dead spider or not.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful photos. I believe I have an old typewriter out in the garage. You've inspired me to go photograph it!

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