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Reader's Exchange: Typewriter and table to go

It's amazing how needs can be met through Reader's Exchange. M. P. Moore of Belleair Bluffs is looking for a new home for her Smith Corona portable electric typewriter and table. The typewriter is in good condition and the table fits the machine and has a drop leaf on each side to hold copy. The phone number is (727) 586-2532.

Coincidentally, Katherine Ryder of Largo is looking for a typewriter, any vintage as long as it doesn't need repair. She also has about two dozen new bookmarks that she would like to part with, perhaps for a group trying to encourage people to read. She may be reached at (727) 585-6393.

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Mirror, mirror on your wall? Joan Arbeen has three boxes of 12- x 12-inch gold-veined mirrors to give away. Joan is also still on the hunt for a Melmac set of "Boonton Belle" dishes. She's looking to fill in some missing pieces from the set she received for her wedding 51 years ago. Please contact Joan at (727) 896-0777.

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D. M. Bache has 4 bags of fabric pieces in various sizes that can be picked up from her home in St. Pete Beach. Call (727) 367-5590.

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Ouch! Tim Frazier of Pinellas Park has a cockatoo that can't stop picking at himself. For protection, Tim's feathered friend wears an outfit. But the bird could use more of them. If you can sew, and would like to expand the bird's wardrobe, contact Tim at (727) 418-8828. He'll provide the materials.

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Nancy Felton of Palm Harbor is looking to trade a regular wheelchair for a lightweight transport chair for her daughter, as it is becoming increasingly difficult for her to put the wheelchair into the car. Please call (727) 215-7268 if you can help.

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Cindy Johnson needs help finding a shoe for her "pony,'' but she doesn't need a blacksmith. Her 1994 Ford Mustang is missing a 15-inch wheel cover. She would like to find one locally rather than tracking one down online. Please call (727) 804-8261 and leave a message.

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Jean Edwards would appreciate it if someone could help her find a queen-size fitted sheet for a sleeper sofa. The mattress is 5 inches deep, but with the egg-crate foam topper it is close to 7 inches. She has tried finding the sheet everywhere, to no avail, and she doesn't sew. You can reach Jean at (727) 856-1218.

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Emily Labarr is looking for a flat metal vegetable grinder. She bought her last one at a fair but it was lost during a move. It was about 10 inches by 5 1/2 inches. If you have one you'd like to part with, or know where Emily can find one, please call her at (727) 864-7342.

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In this modern age of DVDs and TiVo, VHS cassettes seem to have gone the way of the 8-track. However, if you're into vintage technology, Nell Spirek of St. Petersburg has two dozen videotapes to part with, all rewound and ready to tape over. Nell had mostly taped educational programs, and assures us that there is nothing offensive on them. Please call (727) 526-3533.

Send requests to Reader Exchange, Floridian, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg 33731 or e-mail Please put "REX" in the subject line. Requests will be accepted only by mail or e-mail. Readers must agree to publication of phone numbers, including area code.

Reader's Exchange: Typewriter and table to go 09/19/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 5:28pm]
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