petebrown
petebrown
I was just dropping my Smith-Corona Super off at the local typewriter shop for a repair—the carriage has stopped advancing after the first few keystrokes—and I’m pretty sure I spotted a Remington Streamliner up on the top shelf. I am concerned that I may end up spending a fair amount of... explodingcomma.com
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jack
jack

@petebrown "dropping...off...at the local typewriter shop" I hate you :).

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petebrown
petebrown

@jack I know, right? It is literally five minutes from my house. I’d send you a link, but they don't have a website :>

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bradenslen
bradenslen

@jack Agreed. Only @petebrown gets to live near a typewriter shop. :-)

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bradenslen
bradenslen

@petebrown Oh if it's a good Streamliner you must buy it. You can buy things like food later.

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jack
jack

@petebrown Of course they don't. Now I like them even more. It's probably good I don't have a shop near me. I have fewer than a dozen machines and that really is enough. (I tell myself)

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petebrown
petebrown

@bradenslen and what's crazy is that there is another typewriter shop about 25 minutes from where I live.

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petebrown
petebrown

@jack I recently learned that one of my co-workers has 22.

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bradenslen
bradenslen

@petebrown This is just unnatural. You are so lucky. I'm having to be so picky about what typewriters I buy because I have no place to get them repaired.

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rmcrob
rmcrob

@petebrown You guys and your typewriters. I need to keep a level head here. I’ve always wanted an old Hemingwayesque one.

I have an uncle who collected large equipment like backhoes and graders and tractors and stuff. Now he is 85 and sick. I hope not to have anything to do with getting rid of his stuff when he is gone.

Typewriters should be a little easie to manage.

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jack
jack

@petebrown Woah. There are a few I might be tempted by, but for the most part I'm good.

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bradenslen
bradenslen

@rmcrob They are neat, but I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to use them for.

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bradenslen
bradenslen

@petebrown @jack I did some online research and discovered a real typewriter repairman in my area. He's one county over but still within my stomping grounds. I need to contact him to see if he has any inventory but more importantly at least I have somewhere to turn for repairs.

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