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January 18, 2008 8:57 PM   Subscribe

Collecting Vintage Typewriter Ribbon Tins. (From Uppercase). Lots more on the internets
posted by growabrain (11 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Beautiful. I must buy some for my Mercedes.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:24 PM on January 18, 2008

Huh. I was ready to say something like "well, there's somebody out there who'll collect anything," but after looking at them I can see why they're cool. There's something about the standard size and shape, how it provides an identical canvas that the different brands use in very unique ways.

There seems to be an almost instinctive desire, when faced with myriad slight variations in what's essentially the same item, to try and collect, identify, and create a taxonomy of them.
posted by Kadin2048 at 9:28 PM on January 18, 2008

These are great. Lots of wonderful Art Deco goodness.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:32 PM on January 18, 2008

Please help me justify purchasing a couple of these tins. What could I store in them?
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 9:55 PM on January 18, 2008

Paper clips.

Or - hey! Typewriter ribbons.
posted by yhbc at 10:01 PM on January 18, 2008

You put your weed in there.
posted by dhammond at 10:14 PM on January 18, 2008

Other tins
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:31 AM on January 19, 2008

posted by typewriter at 6:03 AM on January 19, 2008

Hmmm, this would go nicely with my collection of vintage typewriter ribbon.
posted by DenOfSizer at 10:09 AM on January 19, 2008

Those are beautiful.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 4:18 PM on January 19, 2008

Probably a lot easier to collect than vintage typewriters.

(I have seven. All in the attic. Nowhere to display them in the house.)
posted by Lucinda at 7:21 AM on January 20, 2008

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