A couple of days ago, D. and I were out doing errands and decided to stop at a local thrift store to check out the merchandise.
I don't recall us actually buying anything there before now, as they never have bookcases, their selection of books doesn't match either the Transfer Station's "Book Barn" or the library sales, and the rest of what they carry tends to be standard thrift-store fare, which is stuff I don't want/need.
But on this trip, one item called out to me. Its calls were amplified by a $5.00 pricetag. I didn't haggle; I bought.
|I wonder if everyone recognizes this....|
A little cleaning and a replacement ribbon (I hope someone still makes typewriter ribbons) and it will be just fine. Everything works as-is.
Now that I have this, all I need to survive the Apocalypse would be a Linotype machine and a printing press....
Don't think I'm kidding -- I would love to have both!
Along with a 4 X 5 Speed Graphic "press" camera (with bulb flash) and a fedora, naturally.
PARENTHETICAL JUST-IN-CASE-YOU'VE-FORGOTTEN THOUGHT: The other half of my Typewriter Museum was introduced here....