In the Beginning

It’s appropriate that during Corflu weekend an antique Edison mimeograph machine is being auctioned on eBay.

Several large photos show the item in all its glory, enough to set the heart of any steampunk fan racing. A metal plate on the mimeo’s wooden box says it was made by A.B. Dick in Chicago and displays a patent date of 1880. There are interior compartments for the flatbed mimeo screen and ink roller. Sure looks like this equipment has seen heavy use somewhere along the way.

The original set of operating instructions is still inside. (So it obviously never belonged to a guy.)

The seller is asking for an opening bid of $49.99.

[Thanks to Steve Davidson for the story.]

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