To the Rescue

So, have you ever been in a situation where you just can’t leave something behind because you know what might become of it if you do? This was just the situation Angela and I ran into last fall at a flea market when we spotted these…

This picture was taken at the flea market.

This picture was taken at the flea market.

We both may have let out a big gasp when we saw them. Two early 1900s printing adding machines. What was to become of these if we left them behind? Well, all we could image is someone taking all the wonderful round keys off of them to sell for jewlery parts. How horrible. With the price tag of $7.00 each we knew we had to buy them. Did we need or have a place for them? No, but they would be in one piece. They are crazy heavy so it was very lucky for us that the lady we bought them from offered to let us push them out to the van on a cart.

Printing Adding Machines

Printing Adding Machines

Angela took the orange one home.

 

The Victor came home with me.

So if anyone needs an early 1900s adding machine we know where you can find one…or two.

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