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While doing some vintage thrift shopping at Goodwill yesterday, Chris found a gem for $9.99. It’s a 1950’s Italian Typewriter- an Olivetti Underwood 21 to be exact. I had been wanting an old vintage typewriter to put in my studio, and I was hoping to find one that could easily be taken apart and painted purple. Well, now I don’t know if I want to do that b/c this one is in near perfect condition. Only problem- I don’t have anything blue in the studio! We had seen many typewriters at other thrift stores and flea markets, but they are usually priced at $35-50.00. And I really didn’t want to invest that much in something that would just sit around and look pretty.
I was honestly expecting to settle on an old typewriter that would not work, and would need some TLC. Well, not only does this little baby work-There’s not a scratch on it! So now I’m conflicted about painting it or not. I would only be painting the 2 dark blue pieces, which can be removed fairly easy.
It even came with the original hard case, and full color booklet:
So what would you do? Paint it, not paint it?
It is rather cute the way it is…