Yep, I didn’t buy it. This Voss was in at Bill Wahl’s Mesa Typewriter Exchange for a cleaning. *sigh*, I’d be really tempted if it were for sale. Also, this filthy dirty Underwood 4-bank portable with an interesting paint job. Pretty, but also not for sale.
Bill did send me home with Ellery, by Hermes 2000, having made some adjustments to the escapement-trigger thingie that looked like it fixed the skipping issue… until I got it home. *le bigger sigh*
Also brought home the Hermes Ambassador I’ve been coveting for months now. And now that I’ve played around with it, I’ve decided I don’t want it anymore. I want to get rid of my non-portables, plus the rubber on this thing is horrible, and I don’t want to spend the cash to get it replaced, so next week I’ll be bringing Bill the brace of SCM’s I promised him in exchange, but I’ll be leaving the Ambassador there too. Maybe I’ll even bring him my Selectric. *sigh*
I did stop by the Deseret Thrift Store on my way back from the Office today – no typewriters, thank the gods, but I found a Marantz PMD201 tape recorder for $7 in great condition. I’ve been hoping to find another Marantz field recorder ever since my old CD320 bit the dust. The PMD is pretty much the little brother of the 320, Mono instead of Stereo and designed more for interview recording. It even has a telephone line in for recording interviews over the phone. It’s much smaller than the 320, so it fits in my KIWI recorder bag with plenty of room to spare for a set of headphones and some microphones and blank tapes. I love recording with analog tape decks and Marantz decks have always been my favorite, so finding one in great condition for $7 was a crazy stroke of luck! :D