3 thoughts on “Old TV shows… and older typewriters”

  1. Seems cars lasted longer in the 50s. There was a time in the 70s many of the cars and trucks either wore out early or rusted apart in 2 to 3 years. Now if they make moveis from the 50s and early 60s there are fewer cars left too. IMHO Holywood over does it with special effects and not enough good writing.

    Nice Underwood 5. I’ve yet to add one to my collection.

  2. Bill M.
    Funny… I know it would be real expensive and point-less to duplicate the correct ratio and age of cars in the background of movies set in a certain time period. My head just looks and thinks (this isn’t right) forgetting its fiction and as fiction its silly of me to care. Guess the story lacks enough interest for me not to nick-pick the details.

    Yeah… cars of the 70’s had a short life. Today’s cars really can rack up the miles and many look great after a decade of use (pity they are dull to look at).

  3. Yep – my first car, a 1951 4-door Plymouth Cranbrook, was already about seven years old when my Dad bought it for me. It carried me through my last year of high school, three years in a junior college, through graduate school, marriage and the birth of my two children until we finally sold it in 1971, still going strong at 20 years old. Same with typewriters made in the decade – my high school 1957 Olympia SM3 is still in my typing rotation.

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