Today I am sharing a fun new collectible/decorating piece for the desk part of the built-ins. It's a 1947 Royal Quiet Deluxe manual typewriter with case.
I am not a typewriter expert, but I researched the internet a little for some information on my new find, and I learned that the 1947 model was the last Quiet Deluxe to feature glass keys. I also learned it was a favorite portable of famous author, Ernest Hemingway. Prices were all over the board from $20 - $600 for refurbished models.
My typewriter was purchased for $20 at a local consignment store. It looks to be in terrific shape, and I have tried it out. The ribbon should probably be replaced, but it worked great.
The desk in the den is hardly ever used as we have two other desks in the house. This is a perfect place for the typewriter.
That pretty much sums it up! I love the painted built-ins. I will show you soon.