I have been influenced by other bloggers again.
I did not go out and bring home a heavy, bulky ancient typewriter.
I brought in past technology that reminded me of my dad,
fitting since his birthday and Father’s Day all fall in June.
Come to think of it Dad was a mad typist too.
It was the sexy brown leather case that called my name.
Marked Wirgen I knew immediately it was German.
The price sticker really was not an issue.
(Yes, you know I haggled.)
I am not clear if it is an Edixa I or II but the difference is only a year.
The name came as a merge between Edinex and Edina.
Kodak had a problem with the original name as too close to its “Retina” camera.
Hoorah! This camera is older than I am! It belonged to the seller’s father who had quite a collection of fancy cameras back in the 50s and 60s.
I did not buy it to shoot – surprise, there is still film in the camera!
Can you tell I was excited. I never checked.
Do I spend a few dollars and get it developed?
I bought it to shelf sit and look cool and
remind me of family vacations and happy days from my youth.
Oh- I got it 33% off. It was marked $3 and I paid $2.
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