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!
Ko-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:
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.