Just a quick post before I get going on letter writing:
Typewriter displays! Mr. Messenger from oztypewriter, has been a lucky bloke scoring these cabinets for his gorgeous typewriters, and Mr. Ton from idreamlo-tech asked in his recent ITAM post:
“It’s International Typewriter Appreciation Month (ITAM). How do you showcase your typewriters at your place?”
The main collection sits on some shelving units from the local Bunnings in the study. I’ve been trying to display more machines — especially those that doesn’t have cases, but I often over-worry about the Darwin humidity, heat and dust affecting the collection. The air-con is on pretty much half the day in the study, so they are quite safe. DIY plastic covers are on the list, but there’s heaps of other stuff that’s higher up on the list.
I can’t quite say the same for the lounge shelving — a couple of the cases had sprouted spots of furry mould. I spent the next two hours eradicating the invasion. I may have used up a whole packet of wipes. Yikes.
The Mignon I got recently came with three type sets and I’ve got another on the way. Getting some display/organisers is a great way to keep the type sets in its pairs and shielding them from the Darwin elements. I went straight to eBay with measurements and boy-oh-boy was I so wrong about finding the right size easily!
Hopes dashed, today I made a run for Bunnings today looking to replenish my supply of typewriter cleaners (which, incidentally had none boooooo) and came home with this winner of a plastic box with removable compartments:
Bunnings, you’re the best.
I’ve also got a small horde of typewriter books, manuals and ribbons that I’ve just tucked away in an archive box. Not sure how to display them just yet.
So, what’s your display like? :)
Thanks for reading guys, de-procrastinating immediately to address *some* over-due letter writing.