I’ve got a bit of a Typewriter obsession. It all started years ago when I was around 10 and we had a very old Underwood (possibly a Model 6) typewriter. I used to write all sorts of ramblings on it, including plays (usually involving a murder mystery!)
I bought this lovely little Silver-Reed Silverette 7 years ago. I searched Cardiff for a typewriter and found this in a shop in Roath (no longer there). It is in lovely condition and works perfectly, I paid £10 for it. It has its own little case as well. I was quite surprised to find how easy it was to get ribbons for it – EC Osborne’s have them. I had a particular piece of work that I wanted original typewriter text for.
Seeing this old Argos Catalogue on Retrofinds was great and has helped me date my typewriter to 1976.