Here we have the thrill of victory...
and the agony of defeat.
I never did find the former contents.
If anyone knows any sewing machine collectors those are all over the place!
Monday, August 1, 2011
Can't win 'em all
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- Lettera 22
- Hard hearted
- underwood leader
- bin survey
- disjointed typecast
- Saturday, continued
- Typeface on the Navy Mill
- Underwood Champion
- Script Frenzy? I guess that name is taken
- left on the shelf
- typewriters in the movies
- another script
- Finally. the first one I wanted is in my clutches
- Underwood 150
- Did NOT buy this one
- 1956 SX-150
- Rescued: Olivetti Praxis 48
- The reveal
- another score
- not so many stickers
- Theme of the week - typewriter service firms
- another busy weekend
- too good not to share
- ROBOT WEEK!
- Can't win 'em all
- ▼ August (27)
Olympias have such distinctive cases - you mst have searched high and low for the missing machine!ReplyDelete
Join my new club!ReplyDelete
This has happened to me twice this summer, both times the cases -should- have contained typewriters I am wanting quite a bit.
Well actually it makes me feel a little better now since that was an -Olympia- you missed... mine were two different Smith-Coronas.
I even asked the other patrons. no luck at all.ReplyDelete
Ouch! That stings.ReplyDelete
My sympathies. Hopefully you picked up the case just by chance a case-less SM-3 or 4 shows up, right?ReplyDelete
No, the line was too long and I had to get home. I'll probably try later this week and see if it's there.ReplyDelete
The exact same thing happened to me just a month ago! I rushed towards a distinctive Olivetti Lettera case - silver and black, so undoubtedly containing a Lettera DL/ 33 - and it was empty. I bought the case anyway and now it fits our Lettera 22 perfectly (its case was a mess so we threw it out). It still stung though, especially as I've been lusting after the sleek lines of an L33 for months.ReplyDelete
Ouch indeed. I would go back for the case: some of them haven't aged well. The reminds me to photograph the SM3 case that the previous owner covered in flat, gray paint. Ugh.ReplyDelete
The SM3 cases are great. I think they remind me of batman. But does anybody know what they're made of? Is it some sort of wood, or something artificial?ReplyDelete
I think it turned out to be plywood with a beech veneer? ask Rob at typwriter heaven, he refinished one. It came out very striking.ReplyDelete