Sunday, January 16, 2011

Suited Up

I have for the longest time wanted a 1940s suit. I looked for hours on end on etsy, ebay and shops with the suits either being too big, small or in fragile condition. To finish this story I ended up having one made by The Golden Age as a Christmas present. It was such a fun process and I absolutely love the end result! Now I can type on my 1940s typewriter in my 1940s style suit.


Both of my Grandmother's gave it the 1940s-style approval 

Have a lovely week everyone!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

And on the type writer she wrote on...

Hello all! I hope your holiday break was splendid and relaxing. I have been spending mine watching movies like Cabaret and working.
For the longest time at our house we have housed my grandmother's typewriter that she lent/gave us and until today we didn't have hadn't installed any type writing ribbon in it. So for a large part of today I have been typing away nonsenical pieces and researching its history. What I have found is that is a 1941 Royal Quiet DeLuxe Portable typwriter that was even used by the notable writer Earnest Hemingway. It is stored in a tweed covered case so it can be carried around. My grandmother bought in 1941 in Massachusetts, it also was the the same year that she graduated from high school in Pensylvania.

Type writer and case
A closeup of the glass keys

Hopefully my typing with improve on it and I could use it for writing up assignments and letters.