Sunday, September 23, 2012
Shop overview - crammed to the gills with sewing machines and paraphernalia.
The fantastically curvy machines on the top right are Necchi Lydias, Italian-made.
I see a couple of Elna Supermatics, and an Adler on the top shelf...
There were several Berninas, of course.
The storefront, as seen from inside the store. The Navigli canal is in the background.
It was a lovely visit, and there was lots to see - so much that the owner could not immediately locate the size of belt J needed for his Bernina. He asked us to come back in a few days, and we might have returned, only we chanced upon another sewing machine store (one of the antiseptic ones this time) and they had the right belt, so we bought it there. In any case, this store is a lovely retro tech haven in the heart of Milan, and I will be intrigued to see how/ whether it survives - I sure hope so!
Today started out foggy and cool, and we started off by exploring another neighborhood garage sale. A few typewriters were spotted! Nothing super special, but I'll save them for the next post. We took a stroll before dinner to the nearby park, to visit a fig tree I have had my eye on. Since fig season seems to be upon us, I wanted to see if these were ripe (fully aware that other passers-by/ birds would probably have beaten me to the punch, anyway). Sadly, I still have to wait a bit:
Hurry up, figs! I'll be back in a couple of weeks to see if there's anything left.
Sigh.. and now the weekend is over. Hope you have enjoyed yours!
Monday, September 17, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
(Typecast on Olivetti Pluma 22 with Spanish keyboard.)
Last in the Olivetti line-up was this Olivetti Diaspron 82, c. 1959.
Definitely a market worth seeing, and it started off our Milan trip on a very good note. More to come just as soon as I have caught up with everyone - how have you all been?
*Ted, thanks for the poke! :P