Friday, 21 December 2012
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Tuesday, 20 November 2012
A typewriter, which its makers say is the last to be built in the UK, has been produced at a north Wales factory.
The museum said the piece represented the end of a technology which had been "important to so many lives".
Edward Bryan, a worker at the factory since 1989, made the last typewriter.
"If people ever ask me, I can always say now, as a strange question, that I've made the last typewriter in the UK," he told BBC Breakfast's Colin Paterson.
He said he had previously "tried and succeeded to make one with my eyes closed".
Read more on the BBC News website...
I know that some overseas readers aren't able to access the BBC News domestic website so I'll upload a video to this page shortly.
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
|The appliance of science|
I was asked to show the re-badged Adler Gabriele 25 - Peter, here you are. The label came from our old fridge freezer. I like to think the stars now mean one out of four, for looks.
Now I have so much Eurotrash, I decided to slim it down by opening an Olympia page. I know, such largesse... and my new answer to the question, how many typewriters? About 40.
Notice to eBay Australia: this one's not for sale
Monday, 12 November 2012
Sunday, 11 November 2012
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
* No, not an Underwood Portable and not THIS particular machine, but in Kerouac's estate was a Hermes 3000 just like this, along with a repair bill. It had been dropped. It fetched $22,500 in 2010.
From the Christies auction site:
"KEROUAC'S LAST TYPEWRITER, which he used from 1966 until his death in 1969. He announces its arrival in a 29 August 1966 letter to his agent, Sterling Lord: "How do you like my new typewriter?" The new machine "was necessary," he explains, "as the old one broke in two, but, and that's what broke my budget, and now it'll be taxes." Lord received many letters from this machine about Kerouac's money problems: "Where are the ROAD royalties to 6/30/66," he asks on 18 January 1967, "and same royalties (6/30/66) for SUR... Great time of stress. Need money to fence-in magnificent part wooded yard." He also hoped to build a study "where I'll be writing VANITY OF DULUOZ in month of March after Greek Orthodox Church wedding in February" (to Stella Sampas). Vanity was published in 1968. It would be the last novel published in his lifetime. His novella Pic would appear in 1971. This typewriter had to make a visit to the repairman in January 1969. The repairman's receipt for $22.83 (which survives in the Kerouac Papers), diagnoses the problem as "Dropped." The Kerouac Papers also contain the Hermes operating manual for this typewriter."
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Self-proclaimed Young British Artist and purveyor of puns and clever one-liners loves to type!
I was innocently thumbing through the pages of Ebay and found a limited edition original artwork for sale (and at a very reasonable price).
Amongst other things, he also has a blog.
Sunday, 7 October 2012
|Click to enlarge|
|Simmering to a fruity pulp|
|What's left after straining|
|After jamming (stained muslin backcloth)|
Friday, 21 September 2012
Wednesday, 1 August 2012
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Royal nut and publisher Janine at Uppercase Magazine got in in touch about the new book she has in the blocks. I'm really pleased to be able to bring the story to anyone who hasn't already come across the magazine, the book or the publisher. The book is available on pre-order – and you get the kudos of a name check. Judging by the rest of Uppercase's output - it is sure to be beautifully presented and a good read.