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In Reply to: what was your favorite gift? posted by mike on December 26, 2013 at 16:38:51:
My 16 year old daughter requested 'one of those old-fashioned black type-writers with the black glass keys, so I found a '1920 Underwood Model No. 5' on EBay in fairly decent condition.
The typewriter weighs nearly 40 pounds, has a cast iron frame exposing a variety of gears, levers, pulleys, knobs, ratchets and bells.
The typewriter was a hit with all the 'youngins' in the house (those 25 years old or less) as they all kept taking turns on the qwerty getting the keys to klick and klack on the paper as they typed various little ditties.
The old folks smiled as they watched their tech savvy grand kids enthrall themselves with this piece of their (mechanical) past.
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