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Das grosse Giveaway

by | Oct 30, 2013 | Uncategorized | 22 comments

After my previous, perhaps all-too-unsettling post, here’s a pleasant one.
I have two copies of the latest catalogue from Auction Team Breker. They’re selling a North’s and some other nice typewriters, but most of the auction this time is for scientific instruments, toys, musical instruments, and some early personal computers such as an Apple I. Other categories include aeronautica, railwayana, and “gentlemen’s effects.” These are beautiful full-color catalogues in German and English, illustrating and describing 938 lots. They’re fun for anyone who appreciates old mechanical things.

The first two people who reply to this post by listing four typewriters that start with the same letter as their last name will each win a catalogue. (Hey, I had to make it slightly challenging.) Let the giveaway begin!

22 Comments

  1. Bill M

    At the moment I won't even venture a guess. I'm still brain dead from spending the past 10 hrs. debugging a stubborn program:(
    Those are nice looking catalogs.

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  2. Scott K

    Ah this is going to be tough. Kappel…. Klien-Adler? (is that classified as one?) ahhh…. Kmart….

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  3. Scott K

    Ah 4….. far out. I wish Oh, does a make classify as a listing? How about my Kolibri!

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  4. Scott K

    That's the end of my Ks.

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  5. Ted

    Masspro, M.A.P. , Mas, Mercedes?

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  6. Rob Bowker

    Just for fun: Olympia, Optima, Olivetti, Orell?

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  7. Rob Bowker

    Not reading the rubrik will be my downfall. Scratches head. Grabs a pen.

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  8. notagain

    I know I'm too late, but Bennet, Bar-Lock Blickensderfer, Bijou.
    Love your giveaways, by the way.

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  9. notagain

    K-mart – good one!

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  10. Rob Bowker

    I don't think anyone's won yet. We are looking for a binomial typewriter with each name starting with the same letter?

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  11. Richard P

    I didn't make the rules crystal clear, sorry. But Scott and Ted got what I meant ("their" referred to the people). So they have won the catalogues. Rob came in just a minute too late, but I would have accepted his despite the misspelling of Orel. ;)

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  12. Rob Bowker

    OK: Smith Corona Skyriter, Royal Royalite, Smith Corona Silent Super, Remington Rand (Model 1)

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  13. Rob Bowker

    It was fun trying! Well done Ted and Scott

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  14. Richard P

    I can think of one more typewriter that fits your version of the challenge, Rob. It was recently featured on b4cksp4ce.

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  15. Ton S.

    Dammit, why was this contest posted just when I had overtime work, I wanted to defend my record of consecutive wins! Anyway, just for the heck of it:

    Scheidegger, Swissa, Smith-Corona, Sholes & Glidden!

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  16. Miguel Chávez

    XD This should be fun…. Chavez… Corona, Caligraph, Chicago, Continental; Silva… Simplex, Smith-Corona, Standard Folding, Smith-Premier…

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  17. Scott K

    Yeah! Not that the typewriters are any good….

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  18. Scott K

    I was glad Richard didn't say 'spell your last name with typewriters'. I'm not sure I could have managed that one.

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  19. Ryan Adney

    Also for fun: Adler, Alpina, AMC, Antares

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  20. Brian

    Would a "Sucks-ass Singer" count?

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  21. Nick Bodemer

    Burroughs, Bing, Brother (some of my favorites), Bennet

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  22. Nick Bodemer

    Blickensderfer, "Bundy", Bar-Lock, Bar-Let, Barr

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