Sunday, October 30, 2016

Typewriter heaven

I've long had a passing interest in typewriters - how they developed, the stages through which they went, and how they grew to be the indispensable office automation tool during most of the 20th century.

I was therefore both interested and amused to read how the lead designer and typographer for found an unheralded treasure trove of typewriters in a museum in Spain.  Popular Mechanics reports:

While poking around for a Salvador Dali museum in Figueres, Spain [Marcin Wichary] stumbled upon something else—the Emporda Technical Museum.

According to travel guides, you'll find it described as "[a collection that] shows how technology and science has affected our lives, [with] some beautiful items on show," but boy is that an understatement, as Wichary found out.

There's more at the link.  Fun stuff for typewriter and office technology fundis.



Old NFO said...

One has to wonder HOW that collection got there... :-)

NobodyExpects said...

Wow! I've been to Figueres a number of times, but never thought about that museum.

Something to do one of these weekends!