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The Typewriter Database 19XX Simplex Model A Serial # no serial number From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 19XX Simplex Model A Serial # no serial number I picked up at a salvage shop in the southeast end of the city. The store had a number of beat-up typewriters for sale at exorbitant prices. I talked to the woman running the shop and she said that the store doesn't care if they sell the typewriters, as they rent them out to movie companies as props at a daily rate that's higher than what the machines are worth. I left the rusty Underwoods behind but bought this little guy. The woman gave me a discount because I'd kept her company for a half hour talking about typewriters. It's now the smallest machine in my collection.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
19XX Simplex Model A

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19XX Simplex Model A
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Status: My Collection
Created: 09-06-2016 at 05:43PM
Last Edit: 09-06-2016 at 05:45PM

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I picked up at a salvage shop in the southeast end of the city. The store had a number of beat-up typewriters for sale at exorbitant prices. I talked to the woman running the shop and she said that the store doesn't care if they sell the typewriters, as they rent them out to movie companies as props at a daily rate that's higher than what the machines are worth. I left the rusty Underwoods behind but bought this little guy. The woman gave me a discount because I'd kept her company for a half hour talking about typewriters. It's now the smallest machine in my collection.


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James Gifford
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I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.


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