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Bonanza in Carmichael

by | Nov 2, 2018 | repair | 13 comments

The day after the extravaganza in Auburn, I stopped in Carmichael, next to Sacramento, to visit a large office machine store. It has been closed for about a decade, and the family is now trying to clear it out. They are looking for takers for machines, tools, equipment, and more …

In the photo above, the top shelf is all empty cases, including some nice Olympia cases. There are lots of electrics, especially Selectrics, but also manual standards and portables. A Torpedo 18 in a case is on one of these shelves.

Here are some of their older machines.


There are also checkwriters and adding machines.

There’s lots of miscellanea, such as shelving and this box of plastic office machine covers:

The lights aren’t working in the repair shop, but using a flashlight I spotted this useful tool. There is lots of other repair equipment and parts, as well.

A couple of neat dealer labels:

Are you interested? Write to Denise Martinez.

13 Comments

  1. David Brechbiel

    Do I really need another late 40's standard with my name on it? Yikes!

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  2. Richard P

    I left the domain of "really need" many years ago, and entered the realm of desire …

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  3. David Brechbiel

    Oh, good one. Rephrasing .. Do I desire another late 40's standard – one with my name on it? :)

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  4. Alison D

    Oh wow. That’s a long drive to pick things up… but what amazing things!

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  5. didaskalos

    I am so glad/devastated that that store is 7000 miles away from me.

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  6. MTCoalhopper

    Oh, man. Why could I not have won the Megamillions Lottery, last week?

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  7. Robin Heilschild ????

    I want an adding machine! :D

    I wish they also had a Noiseless typweriter with Mexican keyboard…

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  8. cfclark

    I'd be happy if I could just get covers for all my cover-less machines. (And maybe an Olivetti Studio 42 or two.)

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  9. Robin Heilschild ????

    Is your last name Remington or Underwood?

    I prefer the 60's and 70's machines. xD

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  10. McTaggart

    I would like some tools but they do not reply to emails.

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  11. Indro

    Hello, i just emailed them in the hope for tools..greetings from the Netherlands!, Indro

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  12. David K.

    I've seen the David's sticker before but I don't have one. Some of my earliest memories are my Dad flying us from Bakersfield up to Phoenix Field (now a subdivision) in the Cessna 182 (1960s) to visit his brother and family who lived in Carmichael at that time. I now live in Carmichael but my Uncle now resides in the Fair Oaks Cemetery. Wife is from Auburn, we used to go up there a lot when her parents lived right in the middle, we got married at St. Lukes Church. Lots of Auburn memories too.

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