Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Newly arrived - wooden box

Just arrived, another little item in the category 'vintage technology obsessions'. Continuing to 'dream lo-tech', I rather splurged on this little item. In these times especially, this makes a grand little escape by exploring and restoring.

It is mostly complete - the bits missing can probably be re-created or mocked-up by me. It is not a typewriter, but definitely contemporaneous with the emergence of the portable typewriter as a 'consumer product'. This item was the high-tech of its day, relatively expensive too.

Next up is a first cleaning and then more pictures (and details :)


  1. Oh, a Mystery Box. I hope it was not owned by Pandora.

    Have a great day & stay safe.

    1. Oh indeed! Hmm, could be argued to have been - in a way ;)

  2. Ooh, deep cuts on the defunct Typosphere blog names :D

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    1. Ah, no - could've been. Looks like a late Victorian camera like this. It's more modern, 1920s. Have taken pictures now, will post right away...