yellow typewriter

I mentioned the yellow typewriter in my previous post, but it definitely deserves a post of it’s own.

So, we bought it for $10 plus shipping on eBay. It mostly works, except if you tilt it to the right, the carriage slips. Also, it’s filthy and needs a new ribbon. But Daniel has promised to be in charge of getting the typewriter back into commission. It was obviously a must-buy, because 1) it’s yellow! and 2) it’s got foreign character keys!

That’s right, look again: to the right of the keyboard there are Ä, Ö, and Ü characters. I suspect this typewriter is German, but I can’t find it anywhere on the Brother website (probably because I can’t read German). Anyway, I though the special characters were adorable, and really useful for typing in Swedish (the Å character is still missing, but I can make do).

Until I discovered one more anomaly about this typewriter’s keys: the Y and Z keys are switched! WTF Germans?!? We’re still going to use the typewriter for the guestbook, and I am completely tickled by the thought that all of our guests’ tipsy messages to us will have Zs in place of Y. It is going to be awesome!

Sincerelz zours,


One response to “yellow typewriter

  1. derekhersh

    A+ for giving us a picture that didn’t show the Ä, Ö, and Ü characters. Nice work.

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