Scott, That is a great idea. I too have parts machines. Perhaps all of us who have those should post them so others know what may be available if they need a part. Not too sure if and when I can do it since we are getting ready to relocate and I have much more work than I ever imagined to prepare -- including how I am going to safely transport 50 or more working typewriters and all the radios I have acquired in the past 10 years.
Best of luck with that! I'd imagine that's quite a haul.
Nice way to pay it forward.
I'd like to think so. Mind you, I'm trying to figure out how not to become a supplier of parts for some of the dodgy dealers that lurk around some of the members of the typosphere.
Scott:Great! I like to think of parts like "organ donations"... the host may be gone but other's live because of their gift. It is a wonderful thing to do.
My car license in Victoria used to read 'potential organ donor', a label that I found most disconcerting. And you are right. The host here is gone, but the parts live on.
I've been thinking of doing the same thing myself, especially after I noticed your new page last night! Excellent idea. I'll be emailing you soon as well.
Got the email. I didn't have a moment to dig through the box this afternoon to get that bit, but I'll be talking to you soon.
Parts sharing is an inspired idea.
Thanks Ton. BTW. I do have some Olivetti bits :P
Very good typosphere action!
Got to look after your peeps!
That's very thoughtful of you! Actually I'm looking for two small bits off Dora but I guess that for the price of postage I could buy the whole machine (in a little neglected state maybe) over here in UK. :)
Sott,What a great idea! Unless someone is lucky enough to have a bunch of parts given to them, sharing pieces and parts between each other is almost a necessity, it seems to me. I've got a couple of machines like that - maybe I'll add a page to my website too!
*Scott* - sorry about the typo!
Wonderful! Put those bits and pieces back to work!