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1977 Triumph GABRIELE 35 Serial # 16019709 1977 Triumph GABRIELE 35 typewriter, Serial # 16019709 Julian Walkner's 1977 Triumph GABRIELE 35 typewriter. 2022-08-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Julian Walkner: 1977 Triumph GABRIELE 35 Serial # 16019709 This Triumph Gabriele 35 has an OCR typeface. OpticalCharacterRecognition. The typeface OCR-B was developed in 1968 by Adrian Frutiger. The look is less technical than the OCR-A font, which was one of the first fonts to meet the U.S. Bureau of Standards criteria.
The link leads to an interesting description of the OCR-B typeface. The goal was to design a typefont that could be automatically read by machines, and that would be aesthetically accepted by the human eye.
The description is from the time the font was published and not some information that was gathered for an article 30 years later - it closes with the sentence: „We can hope that one day "reading machines" will have reached perfection and will be able to distinguish without any error the symbols of our alphabets, in whatever style they may be written“.

For those who wonder why the typewriter looks like this. Here's the story: When the machine arrived at my house, the plastic chassis was broken into 3 pieces. I was very happy that I had recognized the font correctly based on a few recognizable typeslugs on the photo. But what to do with the chassis? Ok, I glued it together, but now cracks are catching my eye.
I decided to „tattoo“ the machine with words. But I'm not a writer.
This particular typeface, on a mechanical machine, is a link between analog and digital.

This font was developed to make it easier for computers to understand human „language“ .
Now, 50 years later they do „understand“ us in various ways but we don’t want them to understand everything and all the time. Under this perspective, the words of
The Typewriter Manifesto seemed the perfect fit to me.

Note: If someone has already done this: I had no intention of copying the idea. I'm not in any facebuuk, snapschad, tigtok, insdagram or whatsappever typewriter group, so I don't have an overview of what other typewriter enthusiasts are posting there.

1977 Triumph GABRIELE 35 #16019709

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Julian Walkner (julianmattis)
Created: 08-11-2022 at 05:55AM
Last Edit: 08-11-2022 at 09:16AM


Description:

This Triumph Gabriele 35 has an OCR typeface. OpticalCharacterRecognition. The typeface OCR-B was developed in 1968 by Adrian Frutiger. The look is less technical than the OCR-A font, which was one of the first fonts to meet the U.S. Bureau of Standards criteria.
The link leads to an interesting description of the OCR-B typeface. The goal was to design a typefont that could be automatically read by machines, and that would be aesthetically accepted by the human eye.
The description is from the time the font was published and not some information that was gathered for an article 30 years later - it closes with the sentence: „We can hope that one day "reading machines" will have reached perfection and will be able to distinguish without any error the symbols of our alphabets, in whatever style they may be written“.

For those who wonder why the typewriter looks like this. Here's the story: When the machine arrived at my house, the plastic chassis was broken into 3 pieces. I was very happy that I had recognized the font correctly based on a few recognizable typeslugs on the photo. But what to do with the chassis? Ok, I glued it together, but now cracks are catching my eye.
I decided to „tattoo“ the machine with words. But I'm not a writer.
This particular typeface, on a mechanical machine, is a link between analog and digital.

This font was developed to make it easier for computers to understand human „language“ .
Now, 50 years later they do „understand“ us in various ways but we don’t want them to understand everything and all the time. Under this perspective, the words of
The Typewriter Manifesto seemed the perfect fit to me.

Note: If someone has already done this: I had no intention of copying the idea. I'm not in any facebuuk, snapschad, tigtok, insdagram or whatsappever typewriter group, so I don't have an overview of what other typewriter enthusiasts are posting there.

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Before you start the engine you have to clean the windscreen from ice and snow.
Before you start the engine you have to clean the windscreen from ice and snow.

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So that I don't have to write every word by hand when learning Italian, I bought my first typewriter. Now I am surrounded by 5 Olivetti machines ... they seem to be attracted to my new language skills. And because I quickly discovered my interest in different typefaces, I focused my collection on them. I currently have 23 different typefaces on 26 machines.



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