16 maart 2014

Typewriter collectors meeting / type-in

Yesterday was just perfect: it was sunny and I could drive my old Mercedes to the Dutch typewriter collectors meeting. Organizer Spider created a very interesting program, opening with a presentation about her own machines. Than all of us presented our favorite portable typewriter. It was the first time I saw a Lilliput typewriter, which Cor kindly took with him. Between and before the presentations we had time enough to inspect all the Halberg portables we took with us.

The Liliput typewriter (all pictures made by Harm Stumpel)

After the lunch, Spider refereed a real speed typing contest. Albert Tangora would probably turn in his grave, but it was great fun. It looked a bit like this, but slower:

I had to leave early, so I missed out on Jaap's presentation.

Thanks Jaap, Flip, Jos, Harm, Cor and organizer Spider for a terrific day!

Here are some more pictures, taken by Harm:

Comparing Halbergs

Inspecting a radio/typewriter


Getting instructions before the speed typing contest

Speed typing!

5 opmerkingen:

TonysVision zei

Brisbane and now the Netherlands - it is great fun to see so many happy faces enjoying these fine machines - a big thanks from California!

Anoniem zei

Some very flat typewriters, but then the Netherlands is noted for being very flat. :)

Unknown zei

Thanks for posting the photos. I hope you all got some sunshine as well.

Richard P zei

Looks like a lot of fun! I have a Tachotype and a Halberg.

TheHammersmith-Etsy zei

Wouldn't mind helping out next time if I can find the time. Is there a mailing list?