09.02.09 by Jeff

Typewriter Ribbon Tin Collection

Thank God for Flickr – specifically Uppercase’s fantastic collection of vintage typewriter ribbon tins.

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typewriter vintage ribbon tin collection uppercase

typewriter vintage ribbon tin collection uppercase

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Dope find! My fav is the Carter’s Midnight ribbon.

  • Wow.

  • its pretty mind blowing how much fresher design from the 1920’s thru 1960’s can be than modern design…

  • lizzie

    ive lost hope of simplicity in modern age. these are gems, so sweet.

    reminds me, i should get my ass in the antique store soon, i saw a couple in one.

  • omg i know someone who will ‘wantsies’ these -he’s a dj in dublin who still uses a typewriter – i’m sending him over to drool 🙂

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  • Lancaster

    The “Personality” one is ridiculously awesome. God, just look at the detail in the logotype. Some designer clearly had the chance to go hog-wild!

  • Any idea of the value of the ‘Personality’ tin?

  • Amanda

    My sisterinlaw and I have been working on my grandmothers house(she’s been hoarding since the fourty’s) I have fallen in love with these tins. Have only found 3 so far (one wasn’t a typewriter tin but the same size) but we have only tackled the area by her recliner and half her sewing room.

    I don’t see the two I have up here the closest one is the Miller Dimond ribbon on I have another one by the same company. all of them are kinda beat up, but their a lost era and this is coming from a kid born in the winter of 89′.

    • wow thats awesome





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