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Monday, December 15, 2014

biking downtown Seattle

We went to Goodwill to pick up a radio I won online, so of course a look at the shelves was in order.

twenty bucks? elite, I think

Bald Adler.  I was tempted to get it for the spring I need for my special, but didn't see a price.

they have an area set aside for nicer things.  This was forty bucks in there.

Then we got on the bikes, rode around downtown and looked for food outside the stadium where the football fans were assembling.  Protestors were blocking the hot dogs we wanted to price.

I always like to have a look here, they have a big shelf of machines.  You have to ask for help and I don't want to get their hopes up.

simplex machine with a difference.
  In this store I also found some slide rules priced too high and a Presto Blair book on animation for my niece that was surprisingly affordable.

Then we went home and I finished making my first batch of holiday chocolates

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Appleton thrift

first shop!
 At the third place, The bone threw me a bone.

We had passed a used bookstore on the way to the last thrift, and something made me ask to stop there on the way back.  We walk in and find this:
Pretty interesting guy.  This is the owner of  Shenandoah Books in Appleton, WI.  He's operating this Underwood 5 writing his newsletter.  He has 9 years left on his 50-year plan to bring the U.S. before the World Court for its treatment of native Americans.  That's a Gestetner blank in the machine, but he uses it on an A.B. Dick Mimeograph.  He also said he has a Hermes 3000 at home.


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