Monday, November 28, 2011

Thrift Find: Electric Typewriter Madness

Electric Typewriter ($5): Love of Jesus
I was excited to find this working electric typewriter at the Love of Jesus thrift on Saturday. It's a really cute shade of blue/grey, and it's been a long time since I found a cool typewriter worth getting. :)

Unfortunately, while it works mostly fine, it has a small problem I found out the hard way. Every other letter works great, until you reach the 'y' key. Then it's like the typewriter is alive and it's out to get you! The 'y' key will hit the page over and over and over, quickly and crazily, until you turn off the machine.

I tried to ignore it, but it seems that 'y' is a oft-used letter. Unless I think of some way to fix it (any ideas?), it'll sit pretty on a shelf in our room. I guess the moral of this story is: if you get something that seems to work but might not, get one that'll look pretty on a shelf!



  1. Hello Amanda,
    A crazy ‘y’ key; now that is funny.
    Smiles, Paula

  2. Thanks Paula! Yeah, I was laughing pretty hard at it going crazy!