The poems and typewriter-thoughts of Mark Petersen
Whoa! What a stash. And the unusual machines you mention really are rare finds.A couple of the SM9's I bought from you at Herman's have found appreciative new homes.
Excellent! Hopefully we can find good homes for all of these... Certainly there is a lot of work to be done. If you find yourself near Staunton, Virginia you should check it out.
Gulp! You have your work cut out with that lot. I'm sure you'll help the charity enormously by the sifting and tagging you have been doing.
WOW, just WOW! :DBeen taking pics & serial numbers? (:
Not really, there are so many machines, and mostly they are less interesting ones. It has been enough work just sifting through everything. I can post the 10 keys if JP never gets to it, and I have the info from the presentation. If you want the K3 on the database you will have to talk to Will Davis since I have no pictures of that one (I figure anything I would want to know about it would be easy to get, Will is great). Anything else very unusual we can try and document, and if you like I suppose we could try and help you with your datecode project since there are so many SCM 6 series... Thing is it is a 2+ hour drive and when I am there I try to do as much basic sorting as possible. If it was right down the road I could do more I am sure.
Yeah, if anything, the SCM datecodes would be of greatest value. just getting a cell pic of the code & serial together would be enough (on 6-series, they should both be on the bottom of the machine) - I'd sort through 'em and type 'em up if it helps :D
Great post - great video. That sounds like such interesting and satisfying volunteer work; it's a win-win for the organization and for collectors.