30 de septiembre de 2012

new museum

typewriters.ch museum III
please take note of the hoarding aspect of "collecting" typewriters

done for the day
Some before - after action: who says the Swiss are not orderly?

I got the sign from my friend Markus
open upon request - please visit!

28 de septiembre de 2012

24 de septiembre de 2012

typewriter spotting at dOCUMENTA (13)

Geoffrey Farmer did a great installation at this year's Documenta:
Leaves of Grass. 2012
Hundreds of shadow puppets that have fabricated from photographs cut out from fifty years of the magazine Life (1935 - 1985).
I could spot a Smith Corona Silent.

You can spot one more calculating machine here 

Letterheads IV

The fourth - and probably last installment for a while. My printer wants some new ink.
All of the letterheads provided here are French, except for the one of the legendary Merz typewriter works.

You can print this out and use it for your hand- or typewritten letters. letterhead_mahoue_1957 letterhead_reparation_pommier_1938 letterhead_oliver_typewriter_co letterhead_brincour_1936 letterhead_meteore_1935 letterhead_Merz_1928 letterhead_Underwood_1912  

23 de septiembre de 2012

Letterheads III

They keep coming in...
letterhead_world_typewriter_1938 letterhead_chauvin_1937 letterhead_ideal_erika_1936 letterhead_meteore_1957 letterhead_service-bureau_1938 letterhead_2012_1950 letterhead_typist_1937 letterhead_bar-lock_1907 letterhead_Dactylo-Machine_1934 letterhead_Japy_V_1935 letterhead_Remington_1894 letterhead_remington_1902

Some typewriter ads

Just for the beauty of it.
Antares Compact
The little grey Antares portable in its blue case.
Antares Top Luxe
The same machine, but in much more elegant finishing (two tone).
Brother 900
my Good Lady
Continental portable
A quite original ad with the gentleman on the left folding and unfolding.
There we go: the Erika, sold in France as Gloria (ad from 1913).
Groma Kolibri
No traveling without her...
Groma Kolibri
"Travel with the light Kolibri". Kolibri being the humming-bird in German language.
Groma Kolibri
Ready, steady, go.
Hermes 2000
A rare and spectacular ad explaining the Hermes 2000's name: 2000 BC, god Hermes gave humankind the alphabet - now Paillard gives the World a writing instrument fit for the year 2000 AD.
Lambert 1913
I wish I had one - still looking.
Lambert 1913