We received the first of an assortment of vintage typewriters that will soon be interspersed throughout the shops. Watson Kennedy has always had a small variety here and there, but I have really seen an uptick in interest in the past year. This prompted me to source both refurbished and non-refurbished models. Some folks just like the idea of having a vintage typewriter for display, and are not really interested in using it. Others like the idea of really tapping away at it, and actually using these glorious machines. We will now be covered on both bases. Pictured here is a Corona Four, which was released in 1924. The sound of me tapping away on it yesterday stopped some customers in their tracks. There is just something about that sound, and the feel as your fingers hit the keys that just brings you back. For some this might not be a good memory, while others like me, are brought back to a happy time. I associate it with my Dad. He was a single finger typer, but boy was he fast. I would sit at his office waiting for him to take me to a tennis tournament, while he finished his work with that sound wafting in the air.
More models will be arriving in the coming weeks.