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Thriftin’ Report: Weird Ko-Inkydinks

So yesterday I did a round of thrifting, and came up dry. So I went to the Press Room to work on an annoying sticky typebar on an SM-8, only to get a Typosphere Bat-Signal from Key Snap about a Lettera 25 he had just found at Deseret. I had been there only a couple hours earlier, so it must’ve just got put out on the floor. Erik held onto it while I drove down to claim it.

Ko-Inkydink #1: This Lettera 25 had a couple of busted keytops. No matter, I have an entire Lettera 35 powerplant in great condition just needing a shell to live in. Thus is born TwOlivetti #2: The Lettera 35/25!

IMAG1305Ko-Inkydink #2: After I laid claim to the L25, I took another tour of the store to see what else new had just been put out. I found this nifty art decoish desk fan for $5:

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I have it apart now to re-lube the bearings. It works pretty good and is in nice shape. no dings on the fan blades, and they're actually pretty well aligned.

I have it apart now to re-lube the bearings. It works pretty good and is in nice shape. no dings on the fan blades, and they’re actually pretty well aligned.

...And there's the Ko-Inkydink, which I didn't notice until I got the thing out to the truck. Yup, it's a Western Auto, and the logo matches one I thought only existed in the 1980's. Well, there goes my theory. This fan was most certainly not produced in the 80's.

…And there’s the Ko-Inkydink, which I didn’t notice until I got the thing out to the truck. Yup, it’s a Western Auto, and the logo matches one I thought only existed in the 1980’s. Well, there goes my theory. This fan was most certainly not produced in the 80’s.

Updated: June 12, 2014 — 10:51 pm

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  1. Just in time for summer too! And nice work on the TwOlivetti. So now it’s a Lettera 60?

  2. That’s pretty cool. I had a bat-signal once from a garage sale that got me an old Erika. I’ll have to use that again this weekend.

  3. Another Olivetti frankentyper. But I’m more interested in the cool fan.

  4. I’m with Ton, that fan is the bees knees! It’s a good thing you looked around :)

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