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Smith & Tinker: The Land of Oz

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Smith & Tinker

Smith & Tinker was an inventing firm based in the town of Evna. That town is located in The Land of Oz.

I read all of the books as a kid; fourteen I believe. Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) wrote them.
Thank you Mr Baum.

One artist & one scientist

There isn’t a tremendous amount written on these two characters. In fact there is very little, but here I have some snippets. There will be no references for today. I copied this information from here and there some time ago. 😀

“Mr. Smith and Mr. Tinker were artistic inventors who created several fantastic machines. One of these is Tik-Tok the clockwork man, whom the firm sold to King Evoldo of Ev. Another is the iron giant which was made for the Nome King to keep folks from finding his underground palace.”

“The firm is now closed, due to the loss of both partners. Smith, the artist of the duo, painted a picture of a river that was so real that he fell in and drowned. Tinker, the inventor, made a ladder so tall that it reached to the moon. He climbed the ladder to the moon and once there pulled it up so no one could follow him. (Ozma of Oz)”

Smith & Tinker are only briefly mentioned and never actually appear in the Oz books.

A nice domain name

Would’ve been a nice domain name for an artist/inventor who cut her teeth (or rather learned to read) on stories about OZ, Wonderland, The Secret Garden. I can’t leave Science Fiction out of that mix. Science fiction and Fantasy Literature. Maybe it should be the reverse. Too bad some programmers got to making it a domain name first! I mean good for them. 😀 I was a tad jealous, but it’s alright.

Wait, they don’t seem to be using it… :/ It’s for sale. I am talking about smithandtinker.com

Good day!