Vintage Dymo Metro 35 Price Marker Gun with Over 22,000 Blank Labels

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Darla Whipple was an artist through and through. Back in the early 1970s she was living in a commune in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Central California where she focused her energy on creating ‘her art’ which entailed whimsical sculptures made out of used bread bag twist ties or as she called them “twisties.” She had so much emotion tied up in her creations that it was hard for her to put a price on them. This made things difficult for her when she went out on the summer craft show circuit trying to sell her twisty sculptures. All that changed one day when one of the other members of the commune known simply as “Windstone” found a Dymo Price Marker at a store that was going out of business. Windstone presented the price marker to Darla and suggested that she close her eyes and set the price dial and then whatever the price she randomly chose would be what she should charge for her sculptures. She did as Windstone suggested and ended up pricing all her items at $13.93. With a price established, the pressure was off Darla and now she was free to create twisty sculptures to her heart’s content.

$13.93 turned out to be a good price point for Darla’s creations and she began to sell them like hot cakes. The commune Darla lived in imploded in 1974 when Windstone permanently borrowed the group’s tractor and left in the middle of the night. Darla ended up marrying a dentist and she resides in Santa Cruz, California to this day where she still makes her twisty sculptures. She has raised the price over the years and you have to pay $103.93 for one of her creations.

For sale is a working Dymo Metro 35 price marker label gun with a supply of over 22,000 blank price labels. This simple devise is easy to use. Just load up a spool of blank labels, set your price on a dial and click away. The gun measures 9" X 4.75" X .5". Included are three boxes of blank labels including 9 rolls of bright pink, 6 rolls of bright pink with "SPECIAL" marked and 7 rolls of bright orange (1000 labels on each roll). Each label is .75 wide by .5" tall.

This price gun is in very good vintage condition. No cracks, chips or broken pieces found. The ink roller is in need of a recharge--it looks like you simply flip open the front panel and saturate the pad with ink.

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