AccNoir-2010-07-21, Dedicated to William Burt, inventor of the typowriter!

Posted on 3 August, 2010 - 10:11 byBruce Triggs

AccNoir-2010-07-21, Dedicated to William Burt, who on this date obtained the first patent for a writing mechanism called the Typowriter. (Actually it was July 23rd, call that what you will.)

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we've got it.
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (long version, 2:30) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – More,
* Mark Lee & The Co-Pilots – Ain't It Funny – You May Hear Footsteps... (2007) – New South Wales, Australia –
* The Gertrudes – Sailor – Vancouver Folk Festival Sampler 2010 (0) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada –
* Kelly Joe Phelps – Window Grin – Slingshot Professionals (2003) – Sumner (that's east of Puyallup), Washington, USA –
* Naftule's Dream – Gnossiene #1 – Job (0) – Boston, Massachusetts, USA –
* Renato Borghetti – Hospitaleira Vacaria – Planet Squeezebox (Disc 2) (1995) – Brasil –
* Ivan Koval – Fuge b-Moll – Das Akkordeon: Instrument der Melancholie (2001) – Czech Republic? –
* Camille Feruzi – Kahagwe – Congo Accordeon (1930's?) – Congo, Central Africa – (From our friend Jared Snyder, – get them to reprint volume 1 with Jared's Africa article.)
* Pamela Brennan – Amsterdam – One Hundred Photographs (2009) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Annelise Noronha, acc.
* Wintermitts – Intro – Cascadia Fault (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Accordion Tribe – Altered Landscapes – Accordion Tribe (1998) – Slovenia, Sweden, Finland, USA, Austria –
* The Avengers (TV show, not LA punk band) – Avengers Accordion Repairs (I think that's what they were doing) – The Gravediggers (episode) (1965) – UK
* Nicolae Guta – Nu M , Am Schimbat – Sunt Stapan in Romania (2007) –
* Beasts And Superbeasts – If I Was A House – Beasts And Superbeasts (2007) – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada –
* Dick Contino – Moonglow – 12 Immortal Songs (0) – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA –
* T.O. Combo – J.R.'s Tune – T.O. Forever: Tohono O'odham Waila (2000) – Tohono O'odham people, Sonoran desert, southeastern Arizona –

This episode's cover is: Hmm. I could use the scratchy image of William Burt at: (I can't find a picture of his "typowriter/typographer" machine.

But we'll go with George Blickensderfer's spectacularly spindly first portable typewriter (1893):

Leaving out Giuseppe Ravizza's lovely scribe harpsichord, which is pretty darn nice:

And off course, nothing approaches the steam-punk glory of Hansen's Writing Ball. I have one wired to my computer to type these missives to you. (See next week's cylinder recordings for more lively industrial-revolution technology.)


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