You will be amazed at how fascinated people are with an old mechanical typewriter. Most under 30 year olds may never have seen one, let alone used one.
As with all blogs, the purpose is to be sociable and communicate, plus have a wee bit fun.
Step 1: What you need
Long roll of paper approximately the width of an A4 or Foolscap sheet. I used a roll of plain lining wallpaper, cut in half and stuck together to give a longer piece on the roll. The paper should be on a cardboard tube so it rolls easily in use.
For the framework: 6 poles, bamboo or any other sticks. I used old umbrella handles
For the sign: some card and some umbrella spines.
Step 2: Assembling the framework and paper
Everything is held together with zipties.
The bottom cross bar is at the back and carries the roll of paper, ready to feed into the typewriter.
The top cross bar carries the paper up and over, once it has been typed on. the paper then falls away over the back out of the way.
I found it ihelpful to have a piece of string connecting the t wo front feet of the framework, passing under the typewriter, to help prevent the framework moveing around too much.