I like Pottery Barn, and I enjoy perusing their catalogues. Sometimes I wish my house mirrored their rooms, but sadly their rooms never include floor to ceiling books.
In the latest catalogue I saw the following Ad for Found Typewriters. I see old typewriters at the flea market all the time, but I have no room for one, as it would take up valuable book space. However, I thought it funny that Pottery Barn has "searched antique fairs throughout Europe to put together this exclusive collection of limited-edition vintage metal typewriters. Rare relics from the early- to mid-20th century, they make a beautiful, one-of-a-kind decorative statement. Each bears the rare character and timeworn beauty of a vintage piece."
An early to Mid-20th Century Typewriter could be yours for $349 from Pottery Barn or $25-$50 from the Flea Market!
FYI: You do not get to choose the Typewriter you want. Pottery Barn sends what they have. One question: If they have collected these tyepwriters from Europe, is the keyboard different? Important to know in case you want to give it a spin.
Somewhere in the garage, I have one of these 'vintage' typewriters. It was my mother's, and the one I used at home when I was little. Valuable antique? Maybe. Well, at least the keys haven't been ripped out to make jewelry.
I will admit they're really cool, and I like them. Example: Take a look at the Mystery Fanfare Banner!