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Write Your Next Novel On This Antique Typewriter
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This giveaway was in partnership with FatWallet, a coupon and deal site right down the road from Nate in Wisconsin.
We’ve wanted to give you guys a fancy antique typewriter since the beginning of this project, and we finally found the perfect one: this Remington Rand Noiseless Portable Typewriter from the 1930′s. It’s in good condition, too – nice and sleek and pretty. Yes, I said pretty.
Although I have to tell you that the “noiseless” and “portable” terms are used quite loosely in this case. This beast weighs a solid 15 pounds, and even though it comes in its own little box with a handle, I pity the poor kid who had to haul this thing to class to take notes back in the day. Can you imagine shopping for school supplies and coming back with one of these monsters? It’d be like adopting a child!
This is what it looks like when it’s trying to pretend it’s not heavy enough to kill a man with a single blow to the head:
The other really cool thing about this piece is the oh-so-satisfying clackety-clack sound it makes when you’re typing, and of course the fun little “ding!” sound it makes when you hit the right margin of the page and have to slide the carriage back. I recorded a little snippet of it if you want to hear:
This typewriter is in good shape, looks nice, and everything works as far as I can tell. If you want to actually write with it, of course you’ll need a newly inked ribbon – this one has faded. But this smooth operator from the ’30′s is good to go!
Happy old-school journaling,
- Nate & Jay
PS: Remember when we said we were launching a gift card site? The time has come – it is finally here: TakeOurGiftCards.com. If you want to join, sign up now to that new list and enter to win the $150 gift card up for grabs!
Giveaway ended at noon CST on May 12th. Open to the world, 18+.
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