Where have all the Selectrics gone?

From: Brian Chase <vaxzilla_at_jarai.org>
Date: Sun May 25 11:38:01 2003

On Sun, 25 May 2003, John Allain wrote:

> > http://www.govliquidation.com/auction/view?auctionId=206563&convertTo=USD
> A million for just 33? That's $33 thousand each. Sounds like Gvt. Fin.
> mumbo-jumbo to me. Those machines couldn'tve cost $10K retail.
> - - -
> As aside. The business machine repair (read: typewriters) shop 10
> miles from my house just closed. Wouldn't be surprised if it's the
> last in the county. The New York times published a report on a
> similar, prominent closing in NYC a couple of years ago. If there's
> one near you don't expect it to last long.

Checking in my local phone books, there look to be about a dozen or so
places still in business around the west side of Los Angeles. There is
url for one place:


Given the long history and the number of lawyers out here, I'm guessing
there will still be a need for typewriter repair shops for a number of

Received on Sun May 25 2003 - 11:38:01 BST

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