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I find treasure in what other people think of trash. When I see garbage on the side of the road I immediately think of what could be in its contents. You could imagine the elation I felt as I unpeeled this circa 1920 Smith & Bros. typewriter from a curbside trash heap and spared it from its destined life in garbage purgatory. My mind immediately starts fabricating, what I assume to be, its life story. I'm guessing it sat in a storage area for the last 40 or 50 years. Collecting dust and occasionally absorbing a beating from children imagining they were stenographers/space explorer/wal-mart checkout persons, whatever their little hearts could muster. It once was once a modern marvel. A portable typeset that changed an industry, in the dawn of the age of convenience. Someone bought this item brand new. This could have been someone's bread winner. This could have been someone's best friend. Their only confidant. I assume the words typed on this could wrap the world. I imagine the heartfelt, scandalous, raunchy, possibly absurd things this machine has put into words. As 100 years shed its weight and countless advancements buried it's reason, it stands today with redeemable traits to me. Although it's technology is no longer relevant it has a character and a design style that I find interesting. It looked a lot different when I found it. Some of the keys were covered in ink. It was home to thousands of the coolest hipster spiders. There were dead leaves peppered through the gears and levers. I lightly cleaned it to preserve its old world style and gave it a new life the best way I could. It brings me joy to know that this once discarded machine has a new home. A home where it will be loved and appreciated, hopefully, for another 100 years. Thank you @caitferrari14 for taking care of an old friend.