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Save the Chinese Typewriter

A project in San Francisco, CA by Tom Mullaney

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Bring the First-Ever Chinese Typewriter Museum Exhibition around the World! | 尽管中文信息科技如此重要而庞大,在世上却从来没有过任何一家博物馆有专门展出过这人类科技史上关键的一章,直到今天!
Backers: 226
Average Pledge Per Backer: $60

Funded: $13,491 of $9,500
Dates: Jul 3rd -> Aug 5th (33 days)
Project By: Tom Mullaney
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Latest News

Brilliant NYC Design Firm to Create our Exhibition and Website

August 3rd - via:
Breaking News! For Good Measure, brilliant NYC design firm & maker of the FREE STATE OF JONES film companion site will design the Chinese Typewriter museum exhibition and website! Only 40 Hours Left on our Kickstarter campaign. Please spread the... (Read More)


July 29th - via:
Exclusive "Save The Chinese Typewriter" T-Shirt! (multiple sizes/m-f styles) EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT ADD-ON UNLOCKED FOR BACKERS! Q. How do I add-on a “Save the Chinese Typewriter” t-shirt? 1. Click the “Manage Your Pledge” button (if you don’t... (Read More)

Sneak Preview of "The Chinese Typewriter: A Global History of the Information Age" (MIT 2017)

July 26th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

We Did It! Thank you!

July 25th - via:
I *knew* the world was a curious place. I knew it! Thank you to everyone for bringing this improbable Kickstarter campaign all the way to the finish line, and then some! I'm so thrilled and grateful, and cannot wait to get started asap on everyone's... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Announced!

July 22nd - via:
It is with great joy that I reveal the Stretch Goal for "Save the Chinese Typewriter." Our stretch goal will be to reach $14,500 (5K above the current goal), to fund the web development and design of this one-of-a-kind online archive and museum of... (Read More)

Hong Kong Exhibition!

July 20th - via:
I'm delighted to report: CUHK (Chinese University of Hong Kong) has expressed serious interest in the exhibition and talks are now underway! This once again raises the stakes on the campaign, so please support and spread the word if you can. ONLY 2... (Read More)

Wired Magazine!

July 18th - via:
Wired magazine Italia has just featured Save the Chinese Typewriter - please take a look!  (Read More)

By Request! Book + Chinese Characters Combo

July 17th - via:
I received multiple requests for a "Book+Chinese Typewriter Characters" combo, so here it is! (You can find it on the main page.)  (Read More)

New Backer Award! Vintage Chinese Typewriter Characters

July 16th - via:
New Backer Award! Vintage Chinese Typewriter Characters    (Read More)

HK Magazine features Q&A with Curator Tom Mullaney

July 13th - via:
A fun update: HK Magazine just published an interview with me re: "Save the Chinese Typewriter." Please take a look!  (Read More)

SFO Airport Museum | Breaking News!

July 11th - via:
Hi Everyone, I write with some very exciting news: The San Francisco International Airport Museum has just confirmed that it will feature my collection in its Virgin America/Terminal 2 space! The exhibition will run for 6 months starting in June... (Read More)

Exciting recap of our first 5 days

July 8th - via:
Hi Everyone!  A brief, exciting report on the first 5 days of the Kickstarter "Save the Chinese Typewriter": * We've raised 35% of our goal in the first five days (!) * We were contacted for interviews by HK Magazine, Quartz, and Wired (Italia) *... (Read More)

So Close to 20% + Great News from Kickstarter HQ

July 5th - via:
Two Exciting Pieces of News! 1. Kickstarter just gave "Save the Chinese Typewriter" their "PROJECT WE LOVE" designation, and is featuring it on their site - Your Support and Momentum is what caught the attention of Kickstarter HQ 2. Speaking of... (Read More)

We hit 10% in our first day!

July 4th - via:
Dear Supporters, I want to thank you for pushing my project past the 10% mark in the first 24 hours! If you have friends who are museum lovers, China enthusiasts, typewriter aficionados, or computer buffs, please do let them know! - Tom  (Read More)

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