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Re: Observations

Postby hellsangle » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:12 am

You're very "warm" . . . what's it used for?

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Re: Observations

Postby hellsangle » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:01 pm

Found cancelled check for a Curta in 1968 . . . same would cost $1,222 in 2019 dollars!

fun stuff huh?

Phil - Sonoma
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Re: Observations

Postby Peter Ehlert » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:41 pm

I bought my first one at Santa Rosa Blueprint about 5 years after you Phil.
About the same price, more than a week's wages.
They made a Big deal about it, i was a minor celebrity for 15 minutes.
I sold mine to get a Sears calculator with trig functions in about 1977... I was in hog heaven!

As of last June I now have cousin Dick Couglan's Curta ... he was anal, it is like new, in the original box, with instruction booklet, with matching serial number on the box.
( plastic case, no leather belt pouch :-( )
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Re: Observations

Postby hellsangle » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:01 pm

Thanks, Pete . . .

It was nice reading and remembering Dick Coughlan.

Yeah my Curta didn't have a fancy leather pouch like Warrens does.

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Re: Observations

Postby Man of Chain » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:23 pm

It looks like it would be good at brushing brass tags off. One could spin it between the palms.

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Re: Observations

Postby hellsangle » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:32 am

Well . . . y'all been so patient . . .

So here ya go. It is a stencil brush.

Attached are a set of stencils from the George M. Dodge (1850-1925) archives (which now resides at the Marin County Library), a sample drawing and a bit of history regarding the chain-of-ownership of these wonderful Marin County archives.

If you would like to "explore" these evolving archives (and other interesting stuff like the "Ellen Envelopes" visit: http://contentdm.marinlibrary.org/digital/

Saint William Schroeder (LS 5814) wanted these archives for the public, rather than auctioning them off to the highest bidder. They are most appreciated by the Marin County Library system and their regiment of dedicated volunteers as well as historians and our profession. If anyone has the desire - to donate to this exemplary library, in order to preserve these important records, you may send your tax-deductible donation to the library (see donation flyer). (Sorry if I sound like a "barker" at the Mitchell Brothers theatre. LOL)

I believe Mr. Schroeder is writing an article about private survey records for the CalSurveyor. (If not, Bill, I just volunteered you. LOL)

Carry on . . .

Phil - Sonoma
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Re: Observations

Postby Mr. Smith » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:21 am

Good one

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Re: Observations

Postby Mr. Smith » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:35 am

Observed huge crowds of surveyors at the Reno conference, the student auction was packed.
Good to see the large participation throughout.

another observation, Reno is very ruff on the senses.


Brian

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Re: Observations

Postby hellsangle » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:28 am

Great conference, Brian!

I looked 'round for you to shake your hand . . . but not a polled hereford in the herd. LOL

Best to all,

Phil - Sonoma


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