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    Nice Curbside

    A house around the corner was foreclosed, and gobs of stuff were thrown into a rolloff. A smaller pile was at the curb. I stopped IN THE RAIN and extracted an IBM Selectric typewriter and a JVC CD player. I cleaned it up, and it functions 100%! It's an XL-F108, and JVC units from that era seem to have a good rep, though I really don't care for carousel players. Now I have two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazarus Short View Post
    A house around the corner was foreclosed, and gobs of stuff were thrown into a rolloff. A smaller pile was at the curb. I stopped IN THE RAIN and extracted an IBM Selectric typewriter and a JVC CD player. I cleaned it up, and it functions 100%! It's an XL-F108, and JVC units from that era seem to have a good rep, though I really don't care for carousel players. Now I have two.
    That looks very close to the Sony I used to have ages ago. Does the Selectric have a serial port? They were great PC printers. I had a Smith-Corona that had a serial port, but these days printed paper letters aren't done unless it's necessary for legal records.

    Not to be a creep, but in Baltimore if you were caught scavenging stuff from foreclosures and evictions you were charged with looting!

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    I saw an actual TELETYPE machine at a thrift store (non-working, rotary) recently. Wicked awesome, exactly what I'd want if I wanted to block off another large portion of the living room (I got rid of the Yamaha organ when it broke).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkWComer View Post
    That looks very close to the Sony I used to have ages ago. Does the Selectric have a serial port? They were great PC printers. I had a Smith-Corona that had a serial port, but these days printed paper letters aren't done unless it's necessary for legal records.

    Not to be a creep, but in Baltimore if you were caught scavenging stuff from foreclosures and evictions you were charged with looting!
    When the same thing happened across the street, several months ago, I did get some audio gear...and a 14K gold necklace. I call myself a "High-End Scrounger."
    What an elder can see sitting down, a youth cannot see standing up. [old Yoruba proverb]
    Look! Isn't that Uncle Patrel in a...in a taxi?! [3Mustaphas3]
    But...you keep looking over your shoulder...to see if I am ​there... [Curved Air]
    Who gives water to a goose as the land brightens for the morning of its slaughter? [Egyptian, Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor]
    ...more dust bunnies than a desert bordello... [Orange]
    Aziz...LIGHT! [Professor Pacoli, Fifth Element]

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