Cartoon by Max Rudiari
On my trip to Stratford-upon-Avon today I didn't actually find an Elizabethan typewriter, but I did see this fine old Bar-Lock in a shop window:
If only they'd actually typed this. I wonder whether they rotate the clever saying periodically—that would be a good gimmick.
I was also surprised to find some typewriter-related artwork in Nash's House. (This is a house situated next to the empty lot where Shakespeare's last house used to be. Shakespeare's house was torn down out of spite by its grumpy Puritan owner in the 18th century, but Nash's House gives you some sense of what a house of Shakespeare's time was like.) This may be the first and last time that an electronic wedge has been immortalized in an oil painting:
Ironically, J.B. Priestley's companion did not type on a Good Companion -- but then again, it's not clear that Priestley did either.
Just thought these items might be of interest to a few readers ...