I found this 1960's Adler manual typewriter on Craigslist. The keys stuck a bit, but after use by me and the kids it is working like a charm and the ribbon is still in good shape. The kids enjoy tapping away on the keys and I love the "ding" of the bell when it's time to move to the next row. I thought this would be a fun component to our days. Plus, now the kids will be able to relate a little better to how things used to be. Plus, it just makes me unabashedly happy to have it in the house.