A Traveller’s Companion – Two Of A Kind (part 1)

Okay. With the rough stuff off my chest, I want to write about an great addition to my collection that I acquired last year. Well, actually… two great additions. But more about that in a minute. It’s a machine that I’d been on the lookout for, for some time. And I have JP Huard and…

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Undressing the Demountable (No.2)

  It is hard not to be curious about the demountable typewriter. These beasts of the early 20th century is an excellent example of the ambition and ingenuity that the early typewriter designers had during this era. However for all its advances, the Demountable typewriter company would be no more by the end of the great…

You need to be more Pacific

Recently, Nick from X Over it featured on his blog a typewriter with an interesting case that had a handle that could extend out and become a shoulder strap – a convertible handbag if you will – that held a Consul 235 typewriter.  These are interesting little machines, and I’ve been wanting to get my hands on…

No, I’m not dead.

Vital signs are still present: Beating heart with an appearance that I am awake and alert, and my fingers are still able to hit the keyboard. Yep, I believe I still qualify as living. That said, of late I feel my quality of living has been a little questionable. About three and a bit weeks…

The Orbis Typewriter

  I’m on dangerous ground here. For the last 6 months I have been largely concentrating my collecting activity on German machines – specifically Olympias, and I have been trawling ebay.de looking for specific typewriters for my collection. However, focusing on Olympias has introduced me to some interesting aspects of the history of their machines,…

The Mad Max Primer

  When it comes to Science fiction story-telling, it is hard to remember a world that wasn’t created in a CGI environment. Colour, light and texture-mapping often fades out strong stories and good character development. The bigger the budget, the bigger the wow and the smaller the personal involvement in the story. So I was…