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Friday, June 29, 2012

trip wrap-up

all I need is an excuse to use the typewriter on the plane

imagine my shock at finding this damage to the Tippa

the knob was nowhere to be found.
I suspect that the Zurich security personnel tried moving the carriage and levered the knob right off, and it must have pinged away under something.  In hindsight, when I offered to open the typewriters for their inspection they seemed anxious for me to be on my way "No no you're fine, go ahead!" they told me.  I'm trying to glue on a replacement from one of my cork tops.
At the other checkpoint, where I checked baggage and had carry-ons approved before the search area, the security lady seemed unnerved by the typewriters and that one had been gifted to me, but the supervisor she called over had a more bemused outlook and took it in stride, especially after learning I am a collector.  She came later to the gate and recognized me as "the typewriter man" and told me that in her off hours she has a second-hand store and had sold a simplex once for over 100 Fr.  At that time I had not yet concluded the damage had occurred at security or I'd have complained. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Intercontinental Type-in

We toured the museum before Maschinegeschrieben arrived, and then we went to the garden for a type-in with the turtles.  After typing awhile there, away we went to the typewriter-friendly coffee shop around the corner, then returned to work on the stuck Ico.  A good time was had by all.
Here's the story in pictures:

typewriter day pics

here are images of public typing from Saturday, 23 June.
starting point

typing at the train platform

on the ship
sv2fpu sees the Swissa

Becomes guest typist Gianni

backlogged typecasts






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