The Return of the Apollo 10

In May this year I blogged about compact electric typewriters and got a good response when I asked: which is the most compact electric (type-bar) machine? One typewriter muted as a candidate was the Royal Apollo 10, an electric typewriter that has a manual carriage return lever rather than a press-of-a-button carriage return. You can also operate carriage shift and space … Continue reading The Return of the Apollo 10

Friends, Typewriters & Crocodiles

It's as if Stephen Poliakoff took a dash of inspiration from Steven Shainberg's movie The Secretary (2002), added a dash of his 1999 drama Shooting the Past, then added a dash of his 2001 drama Perfect Strangers, and spliced them together to create the complete twaddle that was his 2006 TV movie Friends & Crocodiles. All the usual Poliakoff … Continue reading Friends, Typewriters & Crocodiles