Typewriter desk

Discussion in 'Your Vintage Home' started by 1930artdeco, Jun 14, 2020.

  1. 1930artdeco

    1930artdeco Practically Family

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    Hi all,

    Need some help here. I just got the wife an antique typewriter desk. Well, whomever owned it previously took out the mechanism and secured the top permanently. Well, now she wants it function correctly. Anyone know where I can get the mechanism? Looked on eBay and Etsy already.

    thanks,


    mike
     
  2. 1930artdeco

    1930artdeco Practically Family

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    Found a great looking and working one that now has a new home. The wife is happy!

    Mike
     
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  3. AmateisGal

    AmateisGal I'll Lock Up

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    Pictures!
     
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  4. Edward Reed

    Edward Reed One of the Regulars

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    agreed! don't tease us and bate us with such a thread title and story and not SHOW US! :D
     
  5. 1930artdeco

    1930artdeco Practically Family

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    Sorry about that. When I get home I will shoot a few-one with her portable typewriter 'installed'.

    Mike
     
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  6. 1930artdeco

    1930artdeco Practically Family

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    Ok a before, after and the typewriter. The original desk ended up as end tables for the couch. Not happy about it but the time and effort to see if anyone would want it dictated a different avenue. But they do work really well.

    Mike
     

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  7. Edward Reed

    Edward Reed One of the Regulars

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    whoa!!!! Gorgeous desk! its high on my list to get a 1930's/40's teacher's desk similar in style but without the typewriter bay. one day. really impressed with that desk and what a great typewriter! you did well! and hey, the other desk was repurposed so I'm sure it adds to the character and charm of your room to have them as end tables! thanks for sharing!
     
  8. 1930artdeco

    1930artdeco Practically Family

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    Craigslist is where I got my desk, same style, and hers. Both were quite reasonable in price. And thank you.
     
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  9. AmateisGal

    AmateisGal I'll Lock Up

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    So cool! Thanks for the pics!
     

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