20091201

"Tap"


tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-
tap-tap-tap-tap-ting*
There's certainly something about that sound!
~Does anyone remember?
The rhythm of the taps & 'ting' of an old typewriter...
The springy keys beneath one's fingers &
the smell of the carbon ink ribbon!
I miss the sound...sure brought some fond
memories of my late grandparents~
Here are some vintage Ad campaign from the past...
...So Charming~
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-Pics: Vintage typewriter by Kitty Rogers & Ads memorabilia via Uppercaseyyc

36 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

I wanna watch an episode of "Mad Men" now from this post. hehe. Cute! I've never actually written on a type-writer. Hmmm..I might have to put that on my a To-Do list.

Yelena R. said...

Love these! So cute! My favorite is probably the last one, so colorful ;)

Frau said...

I remember type class in HS ! I sucked still do I always have to look. My techi teen is so fast can type in the dark.

cindy said...

asdf ... jkl;. love these ads and the typewriters they have on mad men.

Gigi said...

Cathie is so rockin' that green typewriter! I adore these, Lenore! We own a few vintage typewriters, and they are among my favorite possessions. Man, typing back in the day really gave you a workout! xoxo Gigi

Simply Mel said...

Believe it or not, I still have a friend who types me long letters, and every week, I race to the mailbox in hopes of finding an envelope filled with typewriter font enclosed words! So nostalgic - the typewriter and reading a personal letter on paper!

emily said...

i looove that about a typewriter.

Down and Out Chic said...

well, the ads are still working on me b/c i want them all!

Brandi said...

Fantastic! I love this ad campaign -- I'm so glad you found it and decided to share. The rhymes are so cute! I sometimes do a little typewriter ding as I work on my computer. My boyfriend makes fun of me because I used a typewriter when I was younger (until about fourth grade I think).

Kym said...

ahhh, i do love that sound! but i've never personally had one of my own.. neither has my family! :(

Poetikat said...

Hello Lee-lee, I'm back!

I would so love to have one of these vintage typewriters to type out my poems a la Plath.
I never took typing in school, but with all the keyboarding I do now, I'm a veritable kitten on the keys!

schnitzerPHOTO said...

How I would love to shoot for such an ad campaign! Hope you're well, and had a terrific Thanksgiving... -R

Toothfairy said...

love the adds!

I've learned to type on those things! with the noise and ping and all!

loves

sofiasophie said...

hese pics reminds me the secretaries in "MAd Men".....

Sal said...

Could those ads BE any cuter?

Phoenix said...

Those are adorable pictures!!!

Iva said...

I miss the sound too!! such lovely memories! ;)

Jan said...

Yep, used to use one in my very first job.
Hurray! Hurray ! Hurray !
Three cheers for the ads.

ticklishfromadistance said...

So sweet. These are a trip. I love the sound of those keys.

Hanako66 said...

these are awesome!

Susan said...

Everyone should have one of these - just in case we run out of electricity. Does anyone remember all those layers of different coloured copy paper? Painfully laborious, though curiously pretty...

photojoy said...

Yeah, i remember too. I've learned typing from a Maryknoll sister at school. ffjjffjjffjjddkk------ :)
I should have kept my first Olivetti.

Homemaker Man said...

The nice thing about typing class when I took it was that the computer keys were quiet so you could cheat on the daily quiz :0

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Thank you everyone for sharing some wonderful memoriesss...~Ting!

Mel,
Wow!...you have such an interesting friend! Hope you keep all the letters~

Homemaker Man, you are too funny...good thing you weren't expelled~

Miss K. You said...

Aw the people in the ads look so scholarly.. I think I would love to have a type writer if we didn't have computers! I always wonder where you find such awesome pics to share with us :)

LPC said...

Even my electric Smith Corona, bought for college in the 1970s, still *dings!*

Michael Rivers said...

I prefer my computer keyboard to have a special sound. If it doesn't sound right, a specific click, I don't like to type on it.

muchlove said...

I looove these images! I think it'd be fun to have an old typewriter.

kys said...

My mom had one of those. She was always taking college classes so I remember the sound very well.

Clorivak said...

These are very cute little poems and ads. I love the old ads so much more than the flashiness and almost naked-ness of the ads these days. I love the feeling of typing on a typerwriter, i'd love to get one.

Teri said...

I used to love typing on the old manual typewriter. Of course, we never had such a marvelous choice of colors.

Sam said...

Gorgeous find!! So Mad Men-esque!! Love it!!

Micaela said...

love love love!

melissa said...

love this! i have the one that millie has! :)

Diana said...

I have a few typewriters in my home for decoration and I'm so tempted to tap away! :)

Gabbi said...

Reminds me of my first job at a Church Rectory typing up certificates of marriage, baptisms and confirmations... such stress!! Mistakes were a big deal :)