About My Cup of Retro

My Cup of Retro is all about vintage typewriters!

My Cup Of Retro grew out of my love for all things retro and vintage. Finding and restoring vintage typewriters soon became a full-time passion. There is something romantic about finding a forgotten typewriter and restoring it for some else to love and treasure.

I find the best typewriters all over Europe in vintage markets, secondhand shops, and estate sales. I get to find perfectly preserved vintage typewriters that have been hiding in an attic for decades.

Why do I love vintage typewriters?

Vintage typewriters remind us to slow down. They teach us to enjoy the art of writing without distraction again.

It is surprisingly rewarding to watching the keys type ink directly on a page.

No one is making typewriters anymore, so we need to treasure the typewriters that are still working. They are the last of a kind. So, your typewriter will actually appreciate in value over the years.

Vintage typewriters look great on any desk.

They are so super easy to use. No updates are required, no virus check needed and they are completely hacker-proof!

They give you an instant physical backup of your work. There is no way to mistakenly delete your work.

They do not need an internet connection and there is no need to charge them.

 I hope the typewriters in my store will inspire more people to treasure these beautiful machines from the pre-digital age.

Fay Kortleven,

My Cup of Retro