Hydraulic typewriter mixes cocktails out of the letters you type


17 Responses to “Hydraulic typewriter mixes cocktails out of the letters you type”

  1. bcsizemo says:

    I bet that’s fun to clean…

  2. Bubba73 says:

    Looks like Willy Wonka
    Tastes like poo?

    • cymk says:

      Your right, it looks like it got swiped from Willy Wonka’s factory. As far as taste goes I think it would depend on the flavors combined. A grape, cherry, and berry combination would be tasty; but a lime, pina colada, and liquorice flavor could (and probably would) suck ass.

  3. pKp says:

    Doesn’t have a patch on the Pianococktail : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb7IkNrL-zw

    (originally created by French surrealist-jazzman-poet-playwright-songwriter-novelist Boris Vian).

  4. goldenmansacks says:

    That’s how techno viking mixes drinks.

  5. Martin says:

    What an ingenious typewriter and beautifully built too.

    I collect 19th century typewriters from the 1880s and 1890s, the ‘Wild West’ of typewriter designs. If you would like to see more unusual typewriters, please visit my website at antiquetypewriters.com  

    You will be surprised.


  6. Sam says:

    Reminds me of the pianocktail: http://blubee.com/theblog/?cat=44

  7. Robert Cruickshank says:

    “That’s not typing. That’s drinking” -Jack Kerouac

  8. Huwman says:

    I can imagine William Burroughs using a blender to write books, so I guess this makes as much sense.

  9. Cicada Mania says:

    Looks like it makes “Purple Drank”! Now that’s the typewriter for me.

  10. Cicada Mania says:

    Burroughs used to make a similar machine, but it only made majoun, Eukodol and herion. According to Wikipedia.

  11. Shawn RIchardson says:

    Looks like it would be right at home at the Korova Milk Bar.

  12. bingowings85 says:

    Skittles Vodka anyone? This machine is dope.

  13. Douglas Armour says:

    And then there’s A Rebours by JK Huysmans, in which decadent Jean Des Esseintes plays an organ that emits perfume instead of musical notes.

  14. Mr. Protocol says:

    Anybody remember the Gallagher stories by Henry Kuttner?  A guy who was a genius inventor, but only when he was soused, invented a “liquor organ” that let him lie back on a couch, and by playing an organ keyboard, pour drinks of amazing quantity and variety directly down his throat.

    • Mim says:

      Boris Vian  (also mentioned above by pKp) translated the works of Henry Kuttner… does anyone know if that’s where Vian got the Pianococktail from?

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