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bye bye 2013. hello 2014!

It’s been another long hiatus … heart and mind willing to blog but fingers not.

This time last year I found a techno yellow tippa. This year, a lost vogue blue royal p found me, a perfect wrap for 2013!

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Eye therapy… after the retail therapy. Haha.

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2013 ‘me’ time – chiffon cakes, owls, hello kitty, typewriter and more typewriters!

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Here’s wishing all a very, very, very…happy and blessed 2014 and more? Gorgeous typewriters of course.

Peace and love,
Cheers!
Karen 🙂

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a royal’s script typeface

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oops ! just realised last sentence missing ‘m’  – … wish list is growing faster than the rate i am striking it!

here she is  – big and beautiful.

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love the case,  can double up as a luggage bag for a one night trip! 🙂

here is the  comparison with a compact tippa, safari – size L and tippa – size S.

she is quite bulky, more than double the height of tippa. certainly not for lugging around. 😦

it’s wednesday!! have a happy mid-week! 🙂


old-typers group photoshoot – 3 times a typewriter

hello,

meet my old-typers, a few already in their 80s or older but still so gorgeous!

introducing group 1 : 3 old-typers in 3 shades of red.

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group 2 : meet 3- fold and 3- bank

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meet the star of today’s photoshoot –  my very special remington 3b, she may not have the complete usual keys and the mambo jambo of other usual funtionalities but she is a limited edition! only 5706 was built during the depression era of 1939, for a brief period of 6 months. love!!

read more here – richard’s (the typewriter guru) account of this beauty.

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‘3’ gets repeated many times here – a coincidence? 🙂

stay tuned for more of their stories and typecasts …

thank you for visiting.

cheers!

karen 😉


beauty is in the eye of beholder

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*my heart wept, i braved myself … a bit drama-mama here. lol.  in short, very UPSET!

some major injuries –

  • metal spool and ribbon out-of-place, not a good sign. it danced happily and scarred its body
  • a very deep cut in on the right
  • ribbon reverse button knocked into body
  • key ‘6’ badly bent
  • small scratches elsewhere, everywhere

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her serial nos is P131243 which dates this machine to 1939-1940.

her key slugs are very sharp, cutting /punching the paper at times. why is that so? platen too hard? do you know?