I am having a bit of a sort out at home. There are some things I just cannot bear to part with. Do you feel the same? It has nothing to do with their value but more their worth to me. They are worthy for purely sentimental reasons, and I love a little sentimentality.
This typewriter is a case in point.
The typewriter belonged to Uncle Freddie, who I mentioned here and here. It accompanied him to Uganda and back and I am privileged to have some correspondence that he typed on this very machine. How could anyone put a value on that?
Inside the lid there is a guarantee in which it says: This Guarantee does not cover defects due to accident during transport, or to unfair treatment. I imagine that Remington will be delighted to know that this typewriter survived a sea/overland journey to Uganda, a flight back home, and several house moves and is still in immaculate order.
If you have a love of old typewriters and fonts, I found this wonderful site called Uppercase. You can look through their latest magazine here. There are lots of historical facts to read about typewriters and I was delighted to see that June 23 was International Typewriter Day. To celebrate, a number of cakes were baked and you can see them here. They are truly amazing. I couldn't have borne cutting into them.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.