The typewriters of Singapore

Early in September I had an opportunity to visit a country I have always been quite fascinated by. While its colonial past seems relatively peaceful, Singapore became a major flashpoint during the Second World War that had huge implications for the region, including Australia. It is an island that shares a waterway with the south…

Shenzhen – The wild frontier no more?

My relationship with Shenzhen dates back a decade or so. I first visited here in the early 2000s which was back before the Chinese Olympics. Back then it was a city that  was exploding almost out of control of the government, and was a pretty wild place. For those who are unfamiliar with Shenzhen, it is…

A little trip to a big city – Hong Kong

  A tram travels along Hennessy Road on the main (Hong Kong) island late in the afternoon. ….somewhere in an office tower. And yes, there will be typewriters. But stay tuned, as I have some truly fascinating corners of this part of the world to tell you about.

Post #200 – The Corona 3 tripod

The Corona 3 tripod is an accessory to which most typewriter collectors probably need no introduction. The above image of a Corona 3 on its tripod in use by a Canadian soldier during the first world war is probably one of the first photos most of us have ever seen of this often talked about accessory.…

On Safari: The Bellarine Peninsula.

It was just one of those Wednesdays. The kind where you find yourself with a day off in the middle of the week, and you feel the need to get out and just look at the world around you. On this occasion I suggested to Miss Jane that her and I should hop into Ruby…