Friday, October 12, 2012

West Virginia bound

















(Photo of Pennsboro taken during my visit last year.)

I arrived safely at Herman's. Tonight 16 typewriter collectors, spouses, and relatives went out to dinner together, including Leila and Ken of Swinging Typebars. Tomorrow the intensive typewriter geeking begins.

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  1. Those look like my kind of junk stores. It's a shame they were mostly typewriter free.

    I hope everyone has a great time! Kinda jealous...

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  2. Damn.... I think we've pretty much cleared the floor of typewriters living in the wild still....

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    1. I wouldn't draw that conclusion. As best I can recall, I stopped in only three antique/junk shops and I spotted four typewriters, one of which I wanted enough to buy. Not bad.

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  3. I like junk stores like that, very interesting.
    Can't wait for your updates on your typewriter geeking!

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  4. Fantastic entry! Places I've never been but now I can dream them. I envy the adventure. And crave that intrigue of the potential of turning the corner and spotting a holy grail or any rare bird.
    Have fun at the meeting. Maybe next year, set up video conference or a massive Skype!

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    1. Sometime this PM (Oct. 13, 2012, Eastern time) there is going to be some Skyping with a collector in Washington state. Feel free to try Skyping Herman Price or me, and you might get lucky.

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    2. ooh I hope i try it in time!

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  5. Can't believe no one's mentioned that truck Richard's first photo. Friends, this is how a Real Typospherian travels when s/he's out traversing! I want to pics of its interior when you get back - no doubt STUFFED full of more exotic Poltian Mechanical Wonders.*

    * To hear Ton tell it, the House of Polt is a veritable typewriter wonderland museum!

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    1. Ha ha ... sure, I'll be loading up a truck with typers!

      Actually, my Fusion came to W. Va. packed with machines which are mostly going to new owners. I need to slim down my collection a bit.

      The House of Price is a true wonderland, far exceeding mine.

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    2. PS: The Remington Noiseless will surely be moving on to a student, friend, or colleague after I clean and refurbish it.

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  6. I love those big old houses. That 's one of the things I miss from living in the North neat old big houses. And yes, W.VA is in the North when one lives in FL. When I lived in VA it was 30 miles to the West.

    Have fun at the collector's meeting.

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  7. Wow, what a great travelogue - more photos please! I do miss the "east" when I see this stuff.

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  8. Ace photos Richard! You certainly know how to find the interesting nooks and crannies of a place.

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    1. Thanks, Rob. Quite a compliment coming from you.

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  9. I totally dig those shots. It makes me want to visit those places!

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