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Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 11:29:32 -0800
From: dcrehr@earthlink.net Darryl Rehr
Dead medium: the manual typewriter

Hammacher Schlemmer is only one of MANY "rediscoveries" of the manual typewriter. The "Voice of the Mountain" catalog out of Vermont has been selling Olivetti portables with essentially the same pitch for years. Olivetti, by the way, told me a few years ago that the selling of manual typewriters of all kinds is still a very significant part of their worldwide business. Third-World countries, where electric service is spotty, produce a large demand for these machines. Those interested in getting a better deal on a new Olivetti portable might contact a collector colleague of mine. He is Jay Respler of Freehold, NJ. E-mail is JRespler@superlink.net [and I do NOT get a cut!]

Darryl Rehr Early Typewriter Collectors Association www.typewriter.org

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Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 19:12:31 EST

Tom;

I suggest that anyone having a nostalgic interest in manual typewriters visit their nearest Goodwill, Salvation Army, Thrift shop, etc. Many, many good ones of all eras are availabe (at least here in Leavenworth, KS) for between $5 and $20. I have a few, but they are too bulky to acquire too many without a good plan. The are fun to impress the kids and confuse the cats with.

Mike McDonald MGMcDonald@aol.com




Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 19:12:31 EST

Tom;

I suggest that anyone having a nostalgic interest in manual typewriters visit their nearest Goodwill, Salvation Army, Thrift shop, etc. Many, many good ones of all eras are availabe (at least here in Leavenworth, KS) for between $5 and $20. I have a few, but they are too bulky to acquire too many without a good plan. The are fun to impress the kids and confuse the cats with.

Mike McDonald MGMcDonald@aol.com




Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 19:12:31 EST

Tom;

I suggest that anyone having a nostalgic interest in manual typewriters visit their nearest Goodwill, Salvation Army, Thrift shop, etc. Many, many good ones of all eras are availabe (at least here in Leavenworth, KS) for between $5 and $20. I have a few, but they are too bulky to acquire too many without a good plan. The are fun to impress the kids and confuse the cats with.

Mike McDonald MGMcDonald@aol.com




Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 19:12:31 EST

Tom;

I suggest that anyone having a nostalgic interest in manual typewriters visit their nearest Goodwill, Salvation Army, Thrift shop, etc. Many, many good ones of all eras are availabe (at least here in Leavenworth, KS) for between $5 and $20. I have a few, but they are too bulky to acquire too many without a good plan. The are fun to impress the kids and confuse the cats with.

Mike McDonald MGMcDonald@aol.com