October 16, 2008

Sarah: Ephemera

My love of typewriters runs true and deep. The latest addition to my growing typewriter collection (pictures to come soon) came in a case full of typewriter accessories.

Some of my impressive haul:

The manual for my new Royal Quiet De Luxe:

Typewriter Cleaner:

And a variety of type correcting paper:

This correcting paper came with an excellent special offer:


It's hard to read, but with enough coupons, a lovely typist could receive stockings, eyelashes, or even a pearl necklace. Amazing.

Maud of Paris, Idaho: I have your typewriter.

And your recipe for doughnuts.

A great addition to my collection, no?

Oh, and my new job is going great.

Posted by sarah at October 16, 2008 10:37 PM
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Believe it or not, Eaton Allen Corp. is STILL in business in Brooklyn (I just looked it up)! If you'd like, I can check if they still have any cultured pearl necklaces on hand...

Posted by: Angie on October 16, 2008 10:47 PM

YES! I want to know if the gift offer is still valid. Because I have several of those, and I think I could possibly cash in on a First Romance Pendant.

Posted by: sarah on October 16, 2008 10:51 PM

Doughnuts at our next potluck, anyone?

Posted by: e on October 17, 2008 06:29 AM

This is an area of ephemera that I enjoy as well, and something I've written about in a post dedicated to typewriters

http://ephemera.typepad.com/ephemera/2008/04/typewriters-typ.html

I'd like to profile your collection on my site. Drop by, and if you're interested leave a comment so I can get in touch.

It sounds like a great collection.

Posted by: Marty Weil on October 17, 2008 06:48 AM

Those look amazing! Where have you found these old typewriters?

I used to have a portable (I forget the name) that was mint green Bakelite. It had to have been a model originally designed for use in Mexico, as it had an "" key. Sadly, it got sent to the DI when I left for Attempt #1 at school.

Posted by: Spinch on October 17, 2008 08:55 AM

E, my thoughts exactly.
Marty, great site! I'll be in touch.
Spinch, that breaks my heart. If only I had known, I could have given your typewriter a good home. I'm writing a post currently about all of my different typewriters, and I'll tell you there where I bought them.
Thanks for the comments, guys!

Posted by: sarah on October 17, 2008 11:49 AM

How does type correction paper work anyways?

Posted by: Elder Young Jeffrey on October 22, 2008 09:03 AM

Hermes! THAT was the manufacturer! I've done a little bit more looking, and this is what it looked like...

http://mytypewriter.com/hermesbabyrocketof1950s.aspx

Guess it was only the keys that were bakelite. Still...

Posted by: Spinch on October 23, 2008 02:01 PM

Yes, still. Still completely wish I had it instead of the DI.

Posted by: sarah on October 24, 2008 02:55 PM
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