|Pinkie the typewriter|
Now, this was in the 90s and I'm under the impression that vintage typewriters these days are a hell of a lot more expensive than that, but at the time the dear lady behind the counter thought I was mental. I can still find ribbon for her on eBay, and I love the sound that she makes. Much more satisfying than a computer keyboard!
It's great to take her out of her special plastic carry-case and tap out a few little notes every now and again, and everyone appreciates a nice little note from Pinkie and me.