Cylinder phonographs – they are still around. I see the cylinders separately. Cool. I admire them. I’m not in the market. We’re full up. No room. Ha. Old typewriter? This one is about as old as I’ve come across. I don’t see many of these. Rare! We hang out in antique stores. The advantage over a museum is that you are allowed touch things. They usually admonish you not to sit in the chairs. Otherwise, I get to touch and feel lots of neat old stuff.
When I moved, I got the record collection by default. I simply could not bring myself to discard them. I kept the turntable. No one has played records in years. Yeah, yeah, there are you aficionados out there somewhere. I do not buy old records in antique stores. Do they still play? But recently several people have had a blast playing my old collection when they visited. Really?! Half the vinyl – I don’t remember or know where I got them. Well, at least they are not collecting dust any more. Dust jacket? Actually, they play pretty well. Maybe I’ll start shooting film again….not.