Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Magic Margin Display at GCC North

A few weeks ago I got a call from one of the administrators at the local community college down the street. Glendale Community College's satellite campus in the North Valley has a beautiful library filled with display cases that are sitting empty. I was asked if I would be willing to put together 12 typewriters to display in the library for the rest of the semester. I jumped at the chance to get my collection out of my home Typetorium. 

We've got the ball rolling and it looks like there also might be a reception and lecture by a certain typewriter-collecting English teacher.

I've been going through my collection looking at what I might want to include in this broad collection. I think I have put together an interesting history of typewriters.

Things are in the planning stages and I'll make sure to keep everyone updated, but I am pleased as punch to be sharing our hobby with a whole new group of people.

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  1. Exciting! Will there be a grand opening fundraiser? Maybe some local entertainment and craft brews to benefit the classroom project? Either way I'll be there to enjoy the display ;)

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    1. I have heard tell that there will be some snacks and punch. That's definitely a plus. I would be happy to see you there, my friend.

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  2. Do you think it was the videos wot done it? Now they know how well you present, you've been invited out to play! I'd be quaking in my boots with nervousness but I'm sure your paedagogical provenance will see you through. Question: which dozen?

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    1. Probably not because I am woefully behind. I might try to bang one out here in the next few days.

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  3. Yay! I had fun putting on a display of my typewriters at our university library. I'm sure you will too.

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    1. It has been fun, but I have nowhere the collection you do, my friend.

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  4. Ooh, exciting! And congratz. I'm curious to find out which typewriters you have chosen for the display.

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    1. Thanks. I am really excited for the whole thing. I am going to be taking over the typewriters on the 30th. Very fun.

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  5. Very cool! I'd love to see some photos!

    Bryan
    kytyper.com

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    1. You read my mind and that is my very next post.

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  6. That would be an interesting challenge to select the twelve representatives. I hope you provide us virtual visitors with an online version of the display, complete with photos and your explanatory material.

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