Meet Our Dealers
Before they met, John and Covee Schutt were interested in old things, but not the same ones. When she was in college Covee worked in an antique shop and acquired a taste for vintage household, kitchen and advertising. John had a long time love of old cars. While attending automotive swap meets together, Covee discovered the vendors also offered some of the things she liked. After buying things together they found their tastes began to overlap.
Soon the inevitable happened, and they had more stuff than they knew what to do with so they opened a booth here at Mossy Oaks in 2010. Currently they have two booths in the back building where they have a happy mix of both of their collecting interests.
Our Valentine's Day Open House will be held on Saturday, February 7th. We will be serving refreshments, giving away door prizes and you get to draw for a discount of 15% - 25%.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 14th when we will be having our annual Spring Yard Sale.
We are sad to report the loss of oneof our dealers, Marilyn Havlin, who passed away last month. She was with us for nearly 10 years and I will miss her quiet faith and unfailing support.
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The typewriter came to be by a very circuitous route. The first known invention of a machine that impressedletters onto paper dates back to 1575. In the ensuing centuries inventors came up with various incarnations of this idea, one of which was slower than writing by hand. Back to the drawing board.
By the mid 1800's the increased volume of business created a pressing need for speedier correspondence. In 1868 a trio of inventors came up with a type writing machine that actually made it into production. This patent was sold to E. Remington & Sons. On March 1, 1873 they put this typewriter into commercial production. This model had the QWERTY keyboard arrangement that we still have today.
One of the design problems in early typewriters was keeping the keys from getting tangled up. In most of these early models the keys struck the cylinder from the bottom, so that the typist could not see what they were typing until the cylinder rotated a few lines further. Not the best arrangement. Eventually the improved front striking typewriter was developed, which must have been a relief to typists everywhere.
Around 1910 most typewriters had become more or less standardized into the familiar shape we commonly recognize. Collectors love these early 20th century models. They were heavy metal and you had to have Olympian muscles in your fingers to operate them. While some love to seek out different models for a comprehensive collection, many people like to have just one or two to give a vintage vibe to their decor.
Antiques and Collectibles
Visit us at
Mossy Oaks Antique Mall
6260 SE 118th Place
Belleview, Fl 34420
Edward Scott Appraisals now offers Certified Appraisals for Antique, Classic, Vintage and Collectible Automobiles, Trucks, Golf Carts, Water-Craft, Aircraft, RV's and Mobile Homes.