Who am I ?
As already explained on the main page, I picked up an interest in mechanical calculators like one picks up a flu virus on a cold wet day - by accident.
I was born in 1978, so I'm quite young to be in this hobby.
My education is in the chemical field, and I specialized in x-ray crystallography. Currently, I teach chemistry to prospective chemical industrial engineers, in combination with some research.
I have always had a taste for obsolete technology, which I find perfectly fulfilled by tinkering with these antique mechanical contraptions.
Some of my other interests include antique motorcycles (I own a 1971 BMW R50/5), antique cars (I own a 1967 BMW 1600), antique books, steam toys, in particular live steam locomotives with an emphasis on models of Stephenson's Rocket, anything related to the history of x-rays and crystallography, and more or less by accident I also own a 1930's 35mm movie projector with a Peerless Magnarc carbon arc lamp.
Despite all of this, I've been living together with my girlfriend for 9 years now, even though the monstrous 35mm projector is standing in the living room, and the rest of the house is littered with mechanical calculators. I'm just saying - I have the best girlfriend in the world!
For contact information, see the "Contact me" page