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Baby Typewriter

September 7, 2010

A few weeks ago I had a dream I was in thrifting heaven. Creamie and I were the only people at a giant thrift store, and it was all well organized, and well lit and the shelves were full of treasures.  My dad appeared out of nowhere and handed me a small toy typewriter that was well out of my sight on a top shelf.  He is six and a half feet tall, so he can always see things that are hiding up on those top shelves.  And Creamie squealed “pipe-miter (typewriter) ding ding!”  We put it in the cart and she played with that toy as happy as can be.  And since then I’ve been on a mission.

[ Turquoise Typewriter from KingDogVintage ]

[ This was reserved for someone else, and they had the nerve to go ahead and buy it.  Lame. ]

[ This cutie blue one from nerdnest ]

I am really hoping for one that is a pretty color, in good working order, and made of hard plastic.  But not plastered with Barbie/Dora/Spongebob.  (Though Scott would be thrilled with a Spongebob typewriter.) Due to those restrictions, it is probably going to be a typewriter around 40 years old.  And then I am hoping to find one with a hard plastic case, not a carboard box.  And I’d like one similar to typewriters 1 or 2 that doesn’t have an open area under the keys.  I feel like that would just end up as a dumping ground for Cheerios.  So now after I go to all of that work to find the perfect toy, am I going to be able to let my child play with it?  Well, I figure I’ve still got time to come to terms with that last part.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 7, 2010 3:28 pm

    Pink,

    I really hate shoes, shirts, toys, etc. plastered over with Barbie/Dora/Spongebob/Hannah, etc. Also, if I invested the kind of time/money you are in finding the perfect toy typewriter, I’d have issues about it getting Cheerios dumped in it. Kindred Spirits for sure!

    xo -E

    P.S. Good luck with your hunt!

  2. Rokonmom permalink
    September 7, 2010 11:26 pm

    That BuddyL is on Ebay also! and there is a super Cute Red one that looks very similar to the one that nervy person bought. I grew up using a really cool old Royal typewriter. I really wish I knew what my mom did with it. Sigh. Your addiction is addicting. I really like looking and remembering 🙂

  3. September 8, 2010 4:56 pm

    Oh my, you made me remember a red typewriter I had when I was a kid! I hadn’t thought of that in ages! Thanks for the walk down memory lane. I wish I still had it but I think it must have gotten sold at a yard sale along with the barbie airplane I also wish I still had!

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