Keyed Up

brady & kowalski vintage typewriters!

All that tapping on a shrunken keyboard can feel so inadequate. Sometimes you want to engage all your digits, even if it means smearing the ink.

Unleash on a pristine typewriter from Brady & Kowalski. QWERTY-loving owners Donna Brady and Brandi Kowalski travel far and wide to find their rarities, then lovingly refurbish and restore them till not a key sticks.

One glance at the retro writing machines, like the cotton candy pink Royal or electric blue Smith-Corona, will inspire — whether you’re eager to bang out the next great American novel or just admire the Mad Men touch it lends to your apartment.

They’ll also tune up your treasured Olympia; for $75, they’ll clean, oil, even replace that hard-to-find ribbon.

Can you spell a w e s o m e?

Available online at brady-kowalski.com, $75-$600. Find them every Saturday at the Brooklyn Flea, 176 Lafayette Avenue, between Clermont and Vanderbilt Avenues, Fort Greene.

Photo: Mlle_donnajobrady / Flickr 

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176 Lafayette Ave
bt Clermont & Vanderbilt Aves
Brooklyn, NY 11238