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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Slices of Heaven II (From The Chestnut Ridge Typewriter Museum, Fairmont, West Virginia)


Note "Moby Blick", right of Sholes & Glidden






















 A real rarity, a Fürstenberg portable

Williams "grasshopper"






 Above, Gabriel Burbano's mechanical typing metronome; below, Gabriel's mechanical typewriter ribbon tester.


Molle
 The Travis
 The little Czech Tip-Tip


 The Elliott-Fisher (note Corona 3 on tripod, right)






 Above, gold-plated Olympia; below, gold-plated Adler Tippa.






 Animal keyboard on Corona Streamliner


14 comments:

Erik Jaros said...

I think the word I'm searching for is "gobsmacked."

Bill M said...

All of the hundreds of more reasons I would love to visit there.

I never heard of a typewriter ribbon tester. How does it work?

Thanks for all the fine photos.

Scott Kernaghan said...

What an amazing collection. A really, really amazing collection.

Nick Beland said...

I consider myself to be pretty well-versed in my typewriter models, yet I've never seen at least 7 of these until now! Thanks for showing all of these photos. :D

Steve Snow said...

Wow.

TonysVision said...

Great photographs. I'm astonished at the variety of design and the number of manufacturers. It makes me realize that typewriters were a very big deal in the early 1900's, drawing many into the business. Even by the 1950's, a portable for home use was a major acquisition, costing as much as a decent used car. My mother bought me a 1957 Olympia SM3 when I was a high school junior. It cost $125, the same as the decent 1952 Plymouth Cranbrook sedan that my dad found for me.

Rob Bowker said...

Depths of my ignorance just sounded a new low. Thanks for the great photos!

Ryan Adney said...

Simply amazing. I like the way the paper tables on the Remington Model 7s is tilted back for viewing. Good idea.

Mark Adams said...

The green Sun and the white Molle impressed me most. What a wonderful slice of heaven.

Ted said...

Fantastic collection there at Chestnut Ridge. I've only seen most of these in photos (and now I've seen them in photos again!) (:

Miguel Chávez said...

Wowsers! I'm amazed speechless. What a fantastic collection!

Travelling Type said...

If only each could tell its story.

Will Davis said...

I think I like the Betz Visible the best, but that's because it's mine! (Well, mine and my brother Dave's, that is.)

GREAT photos you've posted here. Surely everyone should get to see something like this at least once, and with your photos everyone who wasn't there can at least get a hint of what seeing these many varied machines brought from around the globe is like.

-Will Davis

Spiderwebz said...

So many machines! You must feel like a kid in a candystore. Great!!