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"Homebrew Acorn Nuts"

By Chris Williams. Published: 12th Jan 2004, 23:38:25 | Permalink | Printable

Express your love for RISC OS with art

Letter Don't ever accuse us of not having a sense of humour, of not doing things differently and, worse of all, not having the greatest readers possible. Crashing head first into our inbox this evening is the following letter, showing quite a strong love for fine woodcraft and a company that royally screwed us over oh so many years ago. We're not bitter, God no. Now where's our t-shirt that reads, "I supported Acorn all these years, and all I got was this lousy corporate break up"..

As to Wes' question, we believe Acorn father Herman Hauser holds the Acorn logo rights, although he's pretty approachable about it. Any sales enquiries will be forwarded onto Wes. Enjoy, as we did, a great piece of work.

Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 23:19:02 +0000 (GMT)
From: "Wes (Moo-Juice)"
To: news@drobe.co.uk
Subject: Homebrew Acorn Nuts...


I've recently been given as a present, a large wooden acorn nut from my partner. As he knew I liked the platform so much, he thought it was a fitting present, and as he did such a good job, I thought you guys would like to see it as well. Neatly turned out and then stained green and mounted on a wooden base. The nut itself is made (of course) from oak and the base from maple with a perspex disc in the middle of the acorn to give the little gap.

It's one of those things that I thought drobe might like to cover, bit like lego acorn cases and other oddities.

We were thinking about making a small batch of them and possibly selling them, however we were worried about copyright issues. Don't suppose you know who owns the rights to the acorn nut device, and is it OK for these "artistic impressions" to be produced???

Wes (Moo-Juice)

And enclosed..
A wooden hand made Acorn


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Yes, HH does own the "Acorn Nut Device" rights. I have spoke to him about it before, and he is as Chris says "very approachable about it"

 is a RISC OS UserAndrewDuffell on 13/1/04 7:55AM
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Unusual, but interesting. Excellent woodwork, I might even consider buying one (should it be possible) at risk of being called obsessed by my friends.

 is a RISC OS UserSmiler on 13/1/04 7:58AM
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That's cool. Could probably make more money selling those than Acorn did selling computers!

 is a RISC OS Userharmsy on 13/1/04 8:19AM
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Its the next Bond blockbuster:

James Bond and the logo that refused to die...


Very cool

 is a RISC OS Userepistaxsis@work on 13/1/04 9:18AM
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Looks like it needs a bit more green dye.

I often wonder who got to keep the first StrongARM card that was mounted in perpex and was proudly shown to all who visited the Acorn office or if anyone wants to sell their Acorn tiepins so beloved of Acorn staff once? :-)

 is a RISC OS Userquatermass on 13/1/04 9:54AM
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Gavin SparkY Smith would surely LOVE this? I'm surprised it doesn't get a mention on Acorn Evolution... or will it? ;-)

 is a RISC OS UserMENTAT on 13/1/04 11:21AM
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A separate point, but does anyone know if any of the incaranations of the original Acorn website are available to view anywhere, or does anyone know who owns them?

 is a RISC OS Userrod on 13/1/04 11:48AM
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tbh, I think it's a bit nutty.

 is a RISC OS UserSnig on 13/1/04 11:53AM
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I think it's great. Reminds me of an award ceremony trophy...

 is a RISC OS Usermonkeyson on 13/1/04 12:34PM
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heh, the Acorn Nut Awards?

 is a RISC OS Userandypoole on 13/1/04 1:40PM
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rod: You might be interested in.. [link] [link]*/www.acorn.co.uk

Chris. Just me.

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 13/1/04 1:44PM
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Well done Wes, you made it onto Drobe news.

Your nut looks of a very high quality to me.

 is a RISC OS UserTimothy609 on 13/1/04 6:38PM
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I see I thought myself that Herman Hauser owned the Acorn Nut rights although I wasn't sure that he was very approachable about it. Did anybody else know this?


 is a RISC OS UserAW on 13/1/04 7:34PM
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Like it!

Next, a leaning blue blobby thing?

 is a RISC OS UserTonyStill on 13/1/04 8:36PM
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diomus: Tried [link]*/www.acorn.co.uk but getting no images displayed - are these not saved on the server do you know?

 is a RISC OS Userrod on 13/1/04 9:12PM
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I just thought it was worth mentioning that Wes's nut was on show at Monday's meeting of the Southampton Acorn Users Group :-)

 is a RISC OS Userdavehigton on 14/1/04 7:47AM
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I'd love to have one :)

 is a RISC OS UserSparkY on 14/1/04 7:28PM
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It's a JELLYBEAN! ;-)


 is a RISC OS UserMENTAT on 15/1/04 11:51AM
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> Wes's nut


 is a RISC OS Usermoss on 15/1/04 7:45PM
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