I was surprised to find a new store opening in Port Townsend that sold and repaired old typewriters. When I talked to the owner, she was surprised at the demand … she sold 12 typewriters in just a few days and had a stack of machines along the wall awaiting repair.
Port Townsend is an area that has a higher than normal percentage of retirement aged citizens. (One bumper sticker says: “Port Townsend: where retired people move to be close to their parents”)
Wow This is an old typewriter.. I thought I use this as a kid .
And similar to what I learned on.
never got to be fast, though
… even these days, I’m mostly fast at hitting backspace
Great photo. I’m amazed there is a demand for them these days. I Googled “typewriter repair near me” and there is only one in our city, but the photo says “Fred’s Barber Shop.”
That’s hysterical. Well, maybe there’s a higher percent of luddites here.
Hey Allan, do you remember my old Smith Corona sitting in the corner when we were roomies in college (more than 50 years ago!)? I gave it away just a few years ago.
No, I don’t. i gave mine away long ago … well, after I started using Sarah’s Apple IIe in the late ’80’s. Didn’t use it so much in college… the advantage of being a science major!
I love this picture….
Beautiful in monochrome!
Pretty easy choice on this one, not much color anyway.