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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Typewriter Display Shelves

Further to this morning's post:


11 comments:

Richard P said...

This really looks excellent!

What's that machine in the lower left corner?

Ted said...

magnificent! :D

Robert Messenger said...

Thank you Richard and Ted.
Richard, that's my "demountable" - it's an Imperial 50 stripped down so I demonstrate taking it apart (platen and carriage, keyboard and typebasket) when I give presentations, the next one of which is next month at a Canberra Zine gathering. At the other end is a Bar-Lock.

inkleaves said...

Serendipitously appropriate shelving for typewriters, and configurable too. The display looks great!

Scott Kernaghan said...

WOW!
and....
WOW!
and....
Oh WOW!

wordrebel said...

Pretty! I use wire shelving myself but I am really liking the solid look. You may have made a convert out of me!

ProfessorC said...

Great score! Looks like they were in excellent condition and you didn't have to paint or clean them extensively.

TonysVision said...

Nice. The white finish helps to show them off.

Kate Bryant said...

You've got some amazing machines there! Do you ever wonder what a modern typewriter could be if computers didn't appropriate their function? I love the elegance and simplicity of single purpose machines and have been working on an idea for a modern typewriter. Would love it if you checked it out and let me know your thoughts -- from a connoisseur point of view. :)

Thanks!
http://www.quirky.com/invent/947871/action/vote/query/sort=ending_soon&categories=all

Bill M said...

Those shelves turned out to be an even more fantastic find than when I first saw them. That is a wonderful display Robert.

K Dubbs said...

Hello! I love your collection. I recently started collecting and have about ten or so typewriters of various vibrant colors that I would like to display in my home.

I would really like to display them on open shelves, such as you have, but I am worried that dust will accumulate on the mechanics and ruin their function after not too long (most of my typewriters are in good working order, they are mostly models from between 1950's to 1980's).

How do you deal with this problem? Is this something I should be concerned about (and maybe consider a glass enclosure?)? Thanks!!