I'll put in my nickel's worth on my collection and objectives.
I'm a Dietzgen collector, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I try to
concentrate my funds on reaching my goal: acquiring one of each
catalog number they produced. I've been lucky enough to snag a large
variety of them from the 7'-long classroom rule to a tiny little
5"-long 1765 and about 60 others in between. The paperwork and cases
don't impress me that much. The rule is the thing.
Don't ask me why I chose Dietzgen other than the fact that it seemed
everyone else was ga-ga over K&E's. I guess I was pulling for the
underdog or something. In my completely biased opinion, Dietzgen's
are a quality rule that seemed to be getting neglected. That's
alright with me, though, if it keeps the prices down.
O.k., I'll come out of the collecting closet and admit it: I said I
was a straight Dietzgen collector, but I didn't tell the full story.
That's right, you guessed it: I do exhibit latent Pickett
Occasionally one will come along that just speaks to me and I have to
have it. I'm not after the whole gamut of Pickett's, but some of
are just too darned interesting to pass up. There, I've said it and
So if you happen to have a rare Dietzgen or an unusual Pickett lying
around collecting dust, messing up your theme, looking completely out
of place, drop me a line. I'm always in the market.