Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Vintage Typewriter Love

On Saturday we've had the yearly flea market near our house. Five minutes walk. My husband and I go out every year to watch all that nice stuff. O and yes, I also saw the wonderful Dutch gardens along the street. Do you love this special rose with raindrops on it?

Op zaterdag hadden we hier de jaarlijkse straatrommelmarkt. Vijf minuutjes lopen vanaf ons huis. Mijn man en ik gaan er ieder jaar eventjes kijken. Ook leuk om naar de tuinen te zien. Deze prachtige roos viel echt op!


I bought an old-fashioned typewriter, made in Western Germany. Last year I decided not to buy it, although I liked it. The woman still had the typewriter and she asked five euro less. So I said yes to it. The typewriter was too heavy for me to carry and my husband picked it up, later, by bike.

Vintage typemachine
Ik kocht de ouderwetse (Duitse) typemachine. Vorig jaar besloot ik hem niet te kopen, hoewel ik hem direct mooi vond! De mevrouw had hem nog steeds en wilde hem graag aan mij verkopen. Ze vroeg er zelfs vijf euro minder. Ik zei: Ja! Hij was te zwaar om hem een uur rond te dragen daarom haalde mijn man hem later op met de fiets.


My father had such a typewriter in the seventies. I often went into his room to type stories. That was the beginning of my writing carriere, haha! This typewriter (Adler Gabriele 25) gets a special place in my writing room in the attic.

De typemachine van mijn vader
Mijn vader had er zo'n typemachine in de jaren zeventig. Ik ging vaak in zijn kamer om verhaaltjes te typen. Dat was het begin van mijn schrijverscarrière. Deze typemachine krijgt een speciaal plekje in mijn eigen schrijfkamer op zolder.


The kids love my vintage machine. But they also said it is very hard to use it. Typing on a such a typewriter requires more force than a computer, you know.

Ander vingeraanslag
De kinderen moesten eerst erg lachen om mijn vintage typemachine. Maar ze moesten toegeven dat het erg moeilijk was om ermee te werken. Een andere vingeraanslag :-)

The Typewriter (music)

22 comments:

  1. Prachtig die roos met regendruppels. Zo'n oude typemachine is best leuk. Ik zat nogal eens met mijn vingers tussen de toetsen...hahahaha!

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  2. echt leuk zeg, zo'n mooie type machine! ik wil er ook wel één, maar heb nu geen ruimte om hem ergens neer te zetten. Geniet er lekker van!

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  3. Prachtig de bloem.
    Maar de typemachine is echt toppie.

    Groettie van Patricia.

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  4. How wonderful you could buy it! The "old" was not so bad! I learned on the "old" kind which took more force to type. It looks in really good condition!

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  5. Leuk Jadidja, die oude hebben dingetjes.
    Groet Kees.

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  6. The rose is a real beauty, full of raindrops. What fun to have the old typewriter. We have one too, an old one of my husband.

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  7. I learned to type on a typewriter older than your vintage one. : )
    Love to walk around flea markets.
    That is a beautiful rose.

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  8. Love the typewriter. I learned on one much older then this one. Husband and I used to go to the flea markets I sure do miss it. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  9. Such a beautiful rose! I started typing with this type of typewriter. And I also used this type when I was started before the computer took over.

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  10. Hello, love the pretty flower. I used to have an old typewrite like yours. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  11. I miss real typing.

    Thanks for coming by to visit.

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  12. What a beautiful rose. The typewriter reminds me when I was in high school. One of the requirements was that we had to type so many words a minute with minimum mistakes to pass our final. I passed :) Who knew that taking a typewriting course would be beneficial decades later when computers came about. Now you can start typing your book :)

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  13. I love typing but now I use only computers

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  14. The rose is beautiful and that typewriter is special purchase indeed.

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  15. Beautiful raindrop rose! Your new typewriter is a great find and how much fun you will enjoy using it!

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  16. Ah, memories of typing, whiteout and the ring of the carriage return! Wish I had kept that old Royal just for the memories. I learned touch typing in high school and still find it hard to "hunt and peck" when I cannot put both hands down and just type by instinct.

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  17. You do need some strong fingers for this machine!

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  18. Dearest Jedidja; Wow, the rose with raindrops is so beautiful with white base and pinkish accent♫♫♫
    I have never seen that kind of typewriter, I remember I wished I could use (♡^.^♡) And how special it must be along with the memories with your father.

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in Holland, xoxo Miyako*

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  19. Oooh, zo tof zo'n ding! Heel vroeger hadden wij er ook 1 in huis. Ik weet het nog, er werden een hoop papiertjes verspild met slechts een paar woorden erop, haha. Wat leuk dat daarmee jouw schrijverscarrière begon! Schrijven doe je dus echt je hele leven al:).

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  20. Hello!:) Your flower image is so beautiful, what a fabulous image with the raindrops. We still have our old Typewriter, and I'm pleased for you that you bought one at a good price.

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  21. My mother's typewriter was a lot more vintage than that, but yes, we had a somewhat similar one to this in the 70s. TG for the computer where I can correct my load of typos ... althoguh I still miss some (see 'although' -- not typed on purpose but left on purpose).

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