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#81 Larry T

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:46

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Just a few of my hobbies, :rolleyes: I love old stuff.

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#82 Shangas

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 13:07

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My desk at night.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:18

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:24

More of this thread please...

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#85 Shangas

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:05

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Singer Selections...

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The sewing-machine is a Singer Model 128. Originally designed in the 1860s, it remained popular all the way until the 1900s. This hand-cranked vintage machine dates to 1936. It still works just as well as it ever did. Scattered around are a few other bits and pieces. My grandmother's tailoring shears by the Wiss Co. of Newark, N.J., U.S.A., the machine's box of attachments, an original Singer oil-can and a bentwood case lid.

The (green) and white cardboard box on the right holds the original 1930s buttonhole attachment (which still works), and the open box on the right holds the zigzagger attachment from the 1950s, which also still works.

One of the great things about having a portable typewriter is that I can type and write where-ever I want, without having to worry about how long the battery is going to last, how many feet my extension-cord has to be, or whether or not the cable is snagged on something on its way to the power-outlet.

I took this photo in my living-room, sitting in an armchair by the window in the afternoon sun, with the typewriter on my lap:

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It's perfectly comfortable. Not heavy, not digging, and it doesn't shift at all when I type. I could do that for hours.

Edited by Shangas, 03 January 2013 - 01:33.

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#86 jacksterp

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 18:40

Shangas - thanks so much!

I can just sit and stare at those beautiful pictures. The stories they could tell...

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#87 ZachWasniak

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:53

Great thread! Love the stories and even the Pics to match 'em!
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:11

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Granddad's watch and pen.
Do not let old pens lay around in a drawer, get them working and give them to a new fountain pen user.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:12

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Have you ever shaved with it?
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#90 Shangas

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:18

I don't think you could get quite more 'oldschool' than my desktop, at the moment. This is where I do most of my writing, reading and other paper-based activities...

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#91 ZachWasniak

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 17:28

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Truly Awesome pic!
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#92 ZachWasniak

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 17:33

The pictures on here are phenomenal.
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
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"Being honest may not get you a lot of friends, but it will get you the right ones."
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