I got a typewriter at a yard sale recently: Fun! None of the full-typewriter photos satisfy me; on the other hand, the above shows off the texture of the ribbon, also visible transferred to the letters.
Interestingly, the typeface doesn't include some characters: the numberal 1 and the punctuation !, notably. It strikes me that (this being a compact model) perhaps l (ell) not only looks like, but is 1 (one); and the ! might be, as I have been making it, .' (period and apostrophe). In any case, the combination of cool machinery and typography renders it highly fun.