I discover ETCetera is fun, funny and a great read…

Three years ago I went to the Etcetera (Newsletter for the Early Typewriter Collectors Association) and found it full of information.  Now I find it a to be a great read; full of humor and interesting things to do.

1965 Royal Aristocrat
1965 Royal Aristocrat

Some how I missed out on Ed Peters comment in issue 1 (Oct 1987) regarding when to be choosy: “If I had heeded my own advice, I never would have accumulated a basement full of common Remingtons, Underwoods, L.C. Smiths and the like- some of them so bad that only a mother could love them…”

Or issue 2 (Jan 1988) “Sitting on your hands and enjoying your “secret collection” is kind of like scoring a hole-in-one when you’re playing alone.”

Just goes to show how one’s views change with time and knowledge.  (I just sent off my check to subscribe…


One thought on “I discover ETCetera is fun, funny and a great read…”

  1. I’m glad that you’re subscribing!

    For those who may not know, lots of back issues are available free at etconline.org. For more recent and current issues (printed on glossy, full-color paper), you’ll have to pony up some modest cash.

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