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This pre-internet Chrome Browser is the brainchild of a New Zealand man from Milton who patented his prototype 37 years ago.

Jack Wyndham, now 88, took out a worldwide patent in 1971 for a "Type Goggling Appliance" that looks similar to the Google Chrome but could store only 50 words per minute.

He dubbed his prototype (a modified chrome typewriter) the "Goggle Type" and planned to expand its capacity as technology advanced.

This is the ONLY known model in New Zealand and has been kindly donated by the Mataura Museum. Comes with it's own carry case.

(Note: This particular model has been modernised and claims to be internet-enabled for use with Windows XP. Note: Has NOT been tested and comes "as is where is").

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The creation of this, and over 20 other art works, was made possible by Click Suite supporting us by donating a day to "Art with a Heart".

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Proceeds from this auction are going to Save the Children to support our fundraising efforts as part of the 2008 Vietnam cycle challenge.

Payments will therefore be made, by credit card, through this fundraising page:

Thanks for supporting our cause by bidding on this auction - bid high, coz its all going to charity!



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Delivery within Wellington, Porirua, Kapiti $20.00
Rest of New Zealand (NZ Post) $50.00
Overseas (Surface Shipping) $250.00
Pick-up available from Lower Hutt City, Wellington Free

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"Type Goggling Appliance" (Very Rare)


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