25 de noviembre de 2014

1950s Zurich typewriter repair shop

Have a view inside the Baggenstos typewriter repair shop, Zurich, ca. 1953. August Baggenstos and his HERMAG distribution company was the general representative of Hermes typewriters for the German speaking part of Switzerland.

You see the mechanics at work at the Hermes models of the time. Can you identify them all?

All photos courtesy and copyright of K.R., Zurich.


5 comentarios:

  1. Love these photos. Especially the expression shots of the technitians. And my, what an awful lot of Hermes love!

  2. Very interesting photos.

  3. They look like they're having a great time. We need to establish a typospherian makerspace like this!

    1. Good idea! Let's think about how to do this.

    2. A typerspace has to be located in a city with a certain critical mass of people who love typewriters. Fortunately the numbers are growing. Even in a small city like Cincinnati (about 1,000,000 people in the metropolitan area) we are approaching the point where such a thing could work. It could be connected to an existing makerspace, or it could be an independent project.