Clack

Clack

Here we are again with the now famous orange typewriter. Everyone seems to love images of this old thing so I thought I would spread its orange tinted joy a little further today. May be my only onomatopoeia (would hate to come across that one in a spelling bee) desktop names but clack was oddly the first word that came to mind when the name the file dialogue popped up.

I was asked recently about what model this typewriter was and I don’t believe I ever found the opportunity to write back to him so I think I will get that out of the way while I am here today. A friend of mine gave this to me as a gift after owning it herself for a while and not knowing what to do with it. I happily took it off her hands but still have yet to pick up a fresh ribbon for it. The one loaded inside is still actually moderately functional but prints weakly even when typed using firm punches into each letter. Outside of a couple of sticky keys it works quite well though.

After a bit of research, meaning 15 seconds looking through google search results and following two links, I see that it is being sold for upward around $225 online (on etsy of course) which seems crazy for something you could come across at a yard sale and pay $20 for (where it was originally found). It is labeled as a Sears Chevron and was manufactured in Portugal supposedly in 1967. Thats all I know about it. A google search draws up a number of results most claiming it is a “rare” typewriter but what does the internet know? Every single old camera I have ever purchased through ebay was listed as rare so take that with a grain of salt. For anyone interested in finding one for sale, happy digging!

Comments

  1. Dmitriy - August 2, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Thank You for this wallpaper. Looks great and not disturbing. I love this typewriter1 :)

  2. Link hoang - August 4, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Woa that’s so beautiful. Just want to say thank you so much… Awesome <33333

  3. Senttha - September 15, 2013 at 9:40 am

    I love this orange typewriter images

  4. Kyle Copeland - January 31, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    the memory of this image brought me back to your sight, I don’t know what it is about that thing but it’s just awesome.

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