Things have been fairly quiet around the house this week outside of getting a certain pigeon ready for mailing. However, I did have an eBay purchase show up a few days ago--my first ever typewriter ribbon tins.
I don't know much about ribbon tins but they are interesting pieces of history. One great thing about metal cases like this is they call back to a time when things were made to last. Companies seemed to care about how products looked and how they were made. Each typewriter tin is a work of art and one that lasted for decades. Now everything comes in hard plastic to be thrown away.
Cheap is not better. Give me something beautiful over something cheap any time. I'd gladly pay more.