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Trying to work out how to make some books from the material we have gathered.. in this little layout of the Bath Typewriter repair man I'm starting to get a feel for the more pared down collection. i was thinking that 20 separate books would be best, one for each location. Less images than I had on the website more emphasis on some particular shots. Each with their own cover, they'd be thin booklets, all to fit into a slipcase. But I think I've already established the cost would be too high and to have them be separate would not be the strongest way of doing it - plus there is something too 'montage' about having so many on an A4 page I think. And finally they need to travel as a family unit, and are stronger for it. So, it looks like it's one big book.. but maybe still with these 'half pages' containing the text, on a different stock, at the start of each 20 sections/sites.

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  • BATH TYPEWRITER

    SERVICE

    1/20

    A CELEBRATION

    OF REPAIR

  • BATH T YPEWRITER

    SERVICE

    LOC ATIONCynthia Road, Bath (no longer trading)

    DATE VIS ITED5 December 2011

    SIB TEAMJR & SB

    THE SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL PROJECT: A CELEBRATION OF REPAIR

    BATHEAST BUDLEIGH

    HONITONBARNSTAPLE

    SOUTH MOLTONPENZANCE

    BUDLEIGH SALTERTONFALMOUTH

    REDRUTHCOLYTON

    BRIDGWATERBARNSTAPLE

    CARHARRACKCREWKERNE

    SHERBOURNEFORTUNESWELL

    BROADWOODWIDGERHAYLE

    WELLINGTONLOSTWITHIAL

    123456789

    1011121314151617181920

    Bath Typewriter ServicesCane CornerHoniton Clock ClinicThe Cycle CentreMichael Fook Small Engine & Bicycle RepairMounts Bay ElectricalHelen Warren Porcelain RepairSew-QuickStar Shoe RepairsThe Tool BoxThompson Brothers Ltd.New Life UpholstryF.W. Speller Boot & Shoe RepairerThe MendersCastle ForgeR. Paveley TailorJ.Rance Woodwind Instrument RepairsBigglestonsThe Abrams BinderyStick of Lostwithial

    The Small is Beautiful project consisted of a team of three researchers (two cultural geog-raphers and a photographer) setting out to find and visit workplaces in the South West of England where people fix broken things. Notebooks and camera were the project tools, and these tools have produced A celebration of Repair, the archive of texts and images you will find in this set of 20 booklets, the culmination of eighteen months of fieldwork.

    Caitlin DeSilvey, James Ryan & Steven Bond

    For further information please visit: projects.exeter.ac.uk/celebrationofrepair

    Or contact us at:Environment and Sustainability InstituteUniversity of Exeter, Cornwall CampusTreliever Road, Penryn Cornwall, TR10 9EZ.tel: 01326 254161email: C.O.Desilvey@exeter.ac.uk

  • Bath Typewriter Service sits in a narrow building

    tacked on the end of a terrace of sandstone houses.

    bill collett has inhabited this workspace for

    more than three decades, servicing and mending

    typewriters as well as fax, adding and dictation

    machines of all shapes and sizes. His main work

    station consists of three long desks, made by his

    father from three salvaged school blackboards. He

    used to work here with two colleagues, but their

    desks are no longer occupied. Bill works alone at the

    desk furthest from the door in a space resembling a

    homemade aircraft cockpit, where every implement,

    machine or tool is arranged within easy reach.

    Machines once full of words and messages are

    now silent. The mechanical writing and recording

    machines of the past have been replaced with

    digital technologies, which are designed neither for

    servicing or repair. Much of Mr Colletts workshop

    is now taken up with old but perfectly operating

    machines which, rather than maintaining, he is

    breaking up into their constituent elements for

    scrap value; repair in reverse. Shelves that once held

    working machines now struggle under the weight

    of assorted aluminium, steel and plastic. A lucky

    few, the most beautiful or rare, find a home with

    appreciative collectors. Many others sit on shelves,

    their fate undecided. It would be wrong not to

    honour them by at least taking their photograph.

    James Ryan

    BATH T YPEWRITER

    SERVICE

    LOC ATIONCynthia Road, Bath (no longer trading)

    DATE VIS ITED5 December 2011

    SIB TE AMJR & SB