Thursday, November 1, 2018

Bonanza in Carmichael

The day after the extravaganza in Auburn, I stopped in Carmichael, next to Sacramento, to visit a large office machine store. It has been closed for about a decade, and the family is now trying to clear it out. They are looking for takers for machines, tools, equipment, and more ...



In the photo above, the top shelf is all empty cases, including some nice Olympia cases. There are lots of electrics, especially Selectrics, but also manual standards and portables. A Torpedo 18 in a case is on one of these shelves.

Here are some of their older machines.




There are also checkwriters and adding machines.



There's lots of miscellanea, such as shelving and this box of plastic office machine covers:



The lights aren't working in the repair shop, but using a flashlight I spotted this useful tool. There is lots of other repair equipment and parts, as well.



A couple of neat dealer labels:




Are you interested? Write to Denise Martinez.


12 comments:

  1. Do I really need another late 40's standard with my name on it? Yikes!

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    1. I left the domain of "really need" many years ago, and entered the realm of desire ...

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    2. Oh, good one. Rephrasing .. Do I desire another late 40's standard - one with my name on it? :)

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    3. Is your last name Remington or Underwood?

      I prefer the 60's and 70's machines. xD

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  2. Oh wow. That’s a long drive to pick things up... but what amazing things!

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  3. I am so glad/devastated that that store is 7000 miles away from me.

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  4. Oh, man. Why could I not have won the Megamillions Lottery, last week?

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  5. I want an adding machine! :D

    I wish they also had a Noiseless typweriter with Mexican keyboard...

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  6. I'd be happy if I could just get covers for all my cover-less machines. (And maybe an Olivetti Studio 42 or two.)

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    1. Me too... Although I would rather a Studio 46. xD

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  7. I would like some tools but they do not reply to emails.

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  8. Hello, i just emailed them in the hope for tools..greetings from the Netherlands!, Indro

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