1908 Miniature Underwood Typewriter

by brae  

I received a nice bonus this year, so I decided to spoil myself a little.  For some time now, I've had my eye on this 1908 Miniature Underwood Typewriter by Ken Byers of Shaker Works West.

It fits wonderfully in grandma's attic for now, though I foresee this piece making the rounds in my various builds just as Mary's afghans tend to do.

Lots of wonderful minis are making their way to grandma's attic.

From the left, there is a mouse from Sussex Crafts next to Tony's catacombs case clock.  The wood and brass train is from a vintage lot of miniatures I bought on craigslist.  The Christmas box is from M Carmen for Caterina's holiday swap.  I purchased the two snowmen.  The sewing machine box is from Four Little Walls.  It's sitting on a crate with some random books I made in front.  :]

In black and white, it looks even more vintage!

I was watching Moulin Rouge the other day, and there was one of these vintage typewriters in it.  Love that movie, and yes, I had to have an absinthe cocktail.

The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.  =sigh=  So very true.  :]

There's an interesting story about the taller snowman.  A week ago, I noticed he was facing backwards.  I thought this was odd of me to do, but I just shrugged and turned him around.  When I set up this scene, he was facing backwards again!!!!  :O  Haunted attic indeed!  I was seriously disturbed by this because I knew I had turned him around days earlier.  Later that day, I was using the scroll saw and something fell out of the Heritage (the saw is attached to the same table).  After picking up the wayward mini, I checked the attic and sure enough, that snowman had walked forward!  Mystery solved...or was it?  Hmm....

And, have you seen this baby from Uncommon Goods?  Nothing like blending vintage and modern!  :D

16 comments

Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
Grandma's attic is looking spectacular, and I love the haunted snowman. You have a real treasure with that typewriter. YAY!!!
03/11/13 @ 17:02
Comment from: April [Visitor]
Fabulous addition to your collection. The snowman just wanted to see what you added &#59;)
03/11/13 @ 18:16
Comment from: Patrick [Visitor]
Hello Brae, Wow, that typewriter is just amazing. Thanks so much for the links to the people who create these wonderful but pricey things. Now the attic really looks like one. Just wait for the dust to cover everything! I had a similar story with a wooden Buddha who used to turn when I was away. But you probably know how superstitious Thai people are, so all my Thai colleagues were sure my house was haunted! However, one day, I found out one of these stray cats that roamed the streets, came into my house every time I left to sleep near the Buddha and moved it because there was little space... I moved the statue and it stopped moving. Have a great day, Patrick
03/11/13 @ 18:56
Comment from: Norma [Visitor]
Oh my goodness, I love it!!! I just adore vintage typewriters in real life and this little tiny one is totally amazing!! (I still have the one that I taught myself to type on when I was about 10 - which makes it pretty vintage even if it was new at the time LOL!)
03/11/13 @ 19:11
Comment from: Jeannette [Visitor]
Love the new addition to Grandma's attic! A very nice way to spoil yourself, you deserve it :o)
03/11/13 @ 19:39
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]
The typewriter is a lovely piece Brae. Good on you for spoiling yourself. I also love the one on Uncommon Goods. Such a fun piece combining the old and the new.
03/11/13 @ 20:45
Comment from: Elga [Visitor]
The typewriter is just gorgeous Brae! When I use my scroll saw I have to remember to take my crosscut slide off the table saw next to it as the vibration of the scroll saw causes the slide to start falling off the table saw, I think you are you own ghost in the Haunted Heritage ;-)
03/12/13 @ 00:15
Comment from: Josje [Visitor]
The typewriter is fantastic Brea! What a great gift to yourself. I have looked at it several times myself and have been very tempted, but I 'need' other things first ;-) I love the look of your attic, one of those places where you could spend hours discovering things and just playing. My grandparents had a great attic like that as well, much better than Disneyland!
03/12/13 @ 01:12
Comment from: Marion [Visitor]
Oooh congratulations on this fantastic typewriter ! (and thanks for the link !) It is spectacular ! The attic sure looks great too :).
03/12/13 @ 01:59
Comment from: Irene [Visitor]
The typewriter is a wonderful piece and just perfect for the attic. I'm quite sure we'll see it again and again, as you say, in various place.
03/12/13 @ 12:44
Comment from: kim [Visitor]  
wow- that typewriter is so beautiful! What a great addition to your attic! One of the reasons I love your blog is that you often share links of where you have purchased items and it has helped me out on occasion- so a big thank you!
03/12/13 @ 14:17
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
This typewriter is a beautiful piece and addition to your ever growing collection. Reminds me of the typewriter I used to practice on until they brought out the Remington electric. Whew! Was I ever happy. Everybody was. I don't think I would have enough strength in my fingers today to type on a manual. I remember when my speed increased and several keys would lock.
03/12/13 @ 17:38
Comment from: brae [Member]
I'm so glad you all enjoyed the attic pics and the typewriter! And the haunted snowman! :)) Patrick - love that story, too! :yes:
03/12/13 @ 21:52
Comment from: Kyle [Visitor]
I have a set of porcelain dolls that were apparently haunted just like your snowman. Turned out to be my dad working on a stairway remodel right next to my room. I think the sander was causing them to twirl around, but at the time I was 10 and convinced that those dolls were possessed. XD I love how the attic has turned out. It looks like the start of some kind of fairytale adventure.
03/12/13 @ 23:04
Comment from: Kat [Visitor]  
Ooh looks fab Brae! That type writer is beautiful. x
03/14/13 @ 10:35
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks so much!! :D Well, I guess it's only fitting that this house scare the bejesus out of me from time to time...having been named The Haunted Heritage. :))
03/15/13 @ 17:57


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