Backspace Westport's Beginning
A Word From Our Owner, Karin Kessler
Five years ago and another holiday season quickly approaching, I was tired of buying gifts just for the sake of it. I refused to buy another electronic device, gift card or anything that would end up as landfill. I was determined to find a gift that was meaningful to my children. After much thought, a shiny black portable typewriter came to mind. I really believed my kids would be taken in by its beauty as well as intrigued as they typed actual letters onto paper - I felt the gratification would be immediate. It turned out that I was the one most intrigued by these beautiful machines and developed a passion for collecting them.
My journey has been fascinating. I have learned - and with great appreciation - about the development and progression of an invention which became an indisputable necessity of life for over one hundred years.
In my quest for interesting, rare and desirable typewriters, I have discovered 'gifts' that compliment my collection. These items consist of what I consider meaningful. They are practical, useful and memorable. I hope that you are inspired and find that perfect gift....