At our local bi-annual flea market last Saturday, I happened upon yet another typewriter I couldn't resist. Even though I thought I'd broken the habit, done a clearout and vowed not to buy anymore, how could I resist this beauty?
A "Brother Deluxe" in the most delicious duck egg blue colour with beautiful art deco logo and font, sigh...
When I asked the seller how much she wanted for it she replied "$30", inwardly I was saying "yes!!!" but stood there thinking about having to carry it on into the city where I was going to meet friends...
The seller saw me hesitating and said "I'll take $20"! Deal done! Yes I did have to haul it on into the city on the train where I was going for a girls' weekend but I went straight to the hotel we were staying at and left my bags there, so no worries!
Thought I may as well recap on my little collection (much smaller than it used to be thanks to eBay :-)
Olivetti Studio 44.
Olivetti Lettera 32.
Hmm, I guess when it comes to vintage typewriters I definitely have a type :-)