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!