16 de junio de 2014

more Mystery

A pitiful attempt to raise even more attention (27 page views last time...)

Actually no, the Enigma preview had reached 56 views. What made me doubt was rather the typospherians' almost total neglect of the life and ways of Peter Mitterhofer.

9 de junio de 2014


Where Peter Mitterhofer roamed...

Let's spend a day following the footpaths of Peter Mitterhofer.

weather: great! place: close to Meran

Partschins around 1910. Mitterhofer's Partschins must have looked very similar.

Here is where he started roaming: his birth house, demolished 1896. Source: Lassnig, Dorfgeschichte, 2012.

He roamed quite a bit in and around this house. Text informs us he lived here before marrying. Source: information board in the village Partschins.

The same place today: the fabulous architecture of the Mitterhofer Museum. (see their website)

It's fantastic, so have another look.

searching for Peter Mitterhofer

most of the time, he roamed there: approaching his house

He lived here for 31 years. His prototypes where discovered in this house years after his death.

Peter Mitterhofer house in Partschins

Peter, not Christopher

more detailed information (click to view)

Here is the master himself. Location: Mitterhofer Museum.

It was the first time I could see a Mitterhofer machine. Yes, it's a real one. Discovered late, and one of the 6 models we know of.

We continue roaming with Peter Mitterhofer. As you know, he travelled to Vienna (on foot!!) (twice!!!) to show his inventions to the Emperor Francis Joseph.

Information board in the village.

Sensational facsimile of a letter typed by Peter Mitterhofer to his friend and benefactor, Ritter Franz von Goldegg. Written on his machine!!

So much roaming makes us hungry. Peter Mitterhofer probably ate the same Knödels.

He might have enjoyed a fresh Tyrolian egg, too.

Here he roamed. Partschins in the morning.

The local church. Notice the side wall, now in the shade.

Back at this very wall, in the sunlight.

different view

And here is where Peter Mitterhofer stopped roaming. The inscription below is useless. Stone placed 30 years after his death.

We continue roaming, today, without Peter, and find a good many buildings, institutions, or streets named after him.

view from inside the Mitterhofer Museum

Bye bye Peter Mitterhofer. See you next year.

1 de junio de 2014

Bring me Edelweiss

Now isn't this such a cliché? I travelled to the heart of Switzerland in order to visit the typewriter and calculating machines exhibition of a friend, and what do I find?... EDELWEISS!

Exhibition centre in Halten, near Solothurn, Switzerland. Currently, this house is full of typewriters and calculating machines!

Edelweiss, #87622

Edelweiss, this is Oliver / SIM / MAS, of course... getting to the heart of the matter.