Here is a selection from Martin Howard who collects and refurbishes these delicious things and if you want to see lots more do check his website Antique Typewriters
and yes, they really are typewriters of some sort
But what can you do with them if you don't like the 'slung in a corner gathering dust' look?
Well, How about building robots out of them? Check the work of upcycle artist Gabriel Dishaw
Or these Robots by Jeremy Mayer Apparently he disassembles old typewriters and puts them back together without welding or glue.
Okay so enough robots already, what about using the keys for a subtle steampunk wedding bouquet?
Picture by Chris Richards Photography
And then of course we have the jewellery and there is LOTS of wonderful stuff so here's some things from Kirsten of Sophia's Decor on Etsy
Anne Jansen, an artist hailing from Marthasville in America creates beautiful pieces like this...
Finally what about plants? Yep, shove some earth in and some artfully arranged greenery and lo and behold...