20 de mayo de 2013

Typewriter exhibition in Switzerland

This was great, and great fun! My friend Mark and i organized an exhibition at the Swiss SHBS International meeting in Appenzell, Switzerland. The topic was ... Swiss Typewriters! Focus was on smaller brands like Patria/ Swissa (Swiss branch of the Patria family) and Calanda, but also for example featuring Otto Petermann, of Swiss origin and creator of the Corona portable. We were able to present 7 models of "RUF" accounting machines as well. Quite a few people came to see the show, actually. Here is some impressions:


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  1. What an impressively presented bunch of typewriters. Did any of he visitors give in to temptation and actually do any writing on them?

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    1. The main attraction for all kids, youth and adults was the typatune. Our junior member even performed on both typatunes simultaneously. For myself, I found a Swissa piccola of a special shade I hadn't seen before - this was was repaired on the spot by one of our senior members.

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    2. The junior member being me, notabene. Yes, the typatune was awesome.

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  2. Great, thanks for sharing. I like it that you used the music from Amelie Poulain.

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    1. Thank you. The theme from Amélie is performed on a hammered dulcimer, which is also a traditional instrument in Appenzell where the exhibition took place.

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  3. You did a great job with both the exhibit and the video!

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    1. Thank you Richard. As always, there was little time, but I was really happy the way the exhibition turned out. Everything was in place, and people enjoyed it.

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  4. That's an amazing exhibition! Very nice displays and ephemera as well. I think the only thing it needed was chairs and a supply of paper so people could type :D

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  5. I missed this :( Any chance of organizing next one a bit closer to Zurich or Basel?

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    1. Come visit me in Basel any time.

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