We started out yesterday morning in Ohio and made our way into Indiana. I have never been in this state before, but Indiana is giving Ohio a run for its money in the municipal water storage tank game.
I had a couple antique malls mapped out in Elkhart, IN.
820 N Ward St, Elkhart, IN 46516
Why not for sale? Are you fattening it up for…
This calls for an Emmett Kelly Sad Clown.
Let’s cleanse our palates with some other typewriters:
Here’s the complete package: fun and terrible and somehow impressive in what it can do.
Around the corner in Elkhart was another antique mall.
Antiques On Beardsley
816 W Beardsley Ave, Elkhart, IN 46514
This unassuming storefront was the face of an enormous 11,000K sq ft antique mall.
I loved this Adler Special and the graceful paddle of a carriage return lever, but it was out of my price range:
We hit the road again and survived the truck-infested waters of I-94 south of Chicago.
I breathed easier once we left the big city freeways behind and again entered the green farmland of Indiana and Illinois.
I had one more antique mall mapped out for the day in Geneseo, IL, a beautiful little town with two enormous windmills.
C & S Antique Mall
705 W Main St, Geneseo, IL 61254
And there were a couple toy typewriters, one with the original box:
We hopped back in the car, crossed the great Mississippi river and entered beautiful Iowa.