Consider this a bookmark post. I’m aware that I have a few noble subscribers, and ya know, I just don’t want you to think you’re being neglected. Frankly, I’ve been spending the past two months communicating with people via snail mail (onion skin paper, carbon copies for my files, fancy stamps from the past).
I did recently post on the Facebook page Antique Typewriter Classifieds that I would be going to see a collection of 38 machines for sale. Well, I went to see the collection, then left with disappointment in my wake.
Aside from a very nice Hammond and a nice Bing – everything else was in fairly poor condition. NOTE: I did not test the Bing or the Hammond – they appeared to be in good condition cosmetically. There were three upstrike machines and 3 Olivers. Very few portables, all in poor condition.
I will post some photos from the visit soon. I didn’t even bother talking money with the owner because there were no machines I wanted. The machines are located in northern Virginia, and I doubt the owner is willing to pack and ship. If, after this glowing review, you’d like to see the machines for yourself, let me know and I’ll happily act as an intermediary.
If I were a betting man, I’d guess this guy is going to be hanging on to most of those machines for quite a while. Photos coming soon. ~TH~