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Typewriter repairmen

In Read, View on February 4, 2011 at 7:01 am

Wired Raw highlights a unique profession in today’s modern age:

Despite these inefficiencies, there are a few places where typewriters still clack away. New York City police stations, the desks of a few stubborn hangers-on, and, increasingly, the apartments of hip young people who have a fetish for the retro. Mechanical devices with a lot of moving parts, typewriters require maintenance by technicians with specialized knowledge and years of experience. A surprising number of people still make their living meeting that demand.

 

Berkeley Typewriter co-owner Jesse Banuelos.  Photo by Jon Snyder/Wired.com.

Berkeley Typewriter co-owner Jesse Banuelos. Photo by Jon Snyder/Wired.com.

The piece takes a look at three unique shops located in the San Francisco Bay area.  I know I’ve passed Berkeley Typewriter, which is right down the street from where I’ve stayed with friends at Cal.

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