Artefacts from New Zealand – Part 1: Some Unexpected finds

This story starts a little over a hundred years ago in the land of New Zealand (Aotearoa). With streets lined with bluestone and sandstone buildings along roads congested with horses and dirt, there was a little typewriter for sale in a shop in the city of Christchurch. A gentleman by the name of Francis Burdett-Sapsford…

Advertisement

A Visit To The ‘Sticky Institute’.

I’d been in Melbourne only a few days when it occurred to me that I needed to find a source of typewriter ribbons. As such, I promptly turned to the internet and put a call-out over twitter. Naturally, I included the typosphere’s resident agent on the ground – Teeritz, in this call out, knowing that…

Filthy wheels – A June weekend in Wangaratta.

My fingers just weren’t hitting the right keys today. Never mind, if I wanted my typing to be perfect, I’d have used a word-processor. Anyway, I have decided to file my typing and travelling adventures under the new header seen above – titled ‘Filthy Wheels’, along side Filthy Labs for my repair experiments. Hope you…