While I was talking to the proprietor, I noticed a slide rule - a mid-century K&E but he directed my attention to the other case, which held a solid brass rule with some sort of Asian writing on the ends. $54 was too steep but he said everything was half price to reduce stock. Then he gave me both items for 40 anyway.
The slide rule turns out to be a WWII Japanese navy rule. pretty spiffy. Should I shine it up or preserve the patina?
So I toured the rest of the shop looking for typewriters, and found two that greatly interest me at "half price" which would be $19 each. I may have to go back and snap them up. tell me what you think.
|round-key Lettera 22 in a brownish color
|I got pics to look this up because no logo. It turns out to be a Triumph Norm with a German QWERTZ keyboard. hmm...
Then I went to the bins, just to check. Nothing much, except this rather interesting sewing machine for Adwoa.