December 10, 2005

Why I Love Berkeley, Part 27

Berkeley Typewriter

Berkeley still has two active typewriter sales and repair shops.

2 Comments:

At 12/10/2005 11:53 am, Anonymous gelle the great said...

I want a typewriter really, really bad.

My parents had an old one and my father put it back into working order for me. I remember coming home to find the typewriter sitting on the dining table. There was a piece of paper in it already and a single black line splotchy from its fresh-ink deflowering:

I AM THE MOST HANDSOME MAN ALIVE.

I was so happy. I spent the rest of the evening watching Sci-Fi segments of Atlantis, fervently typing down everything Edgar Cayce said in his dream sleep.

 
At 12/11/2005 10:33 pm, Blogger Jimmy Little said...

Wow -- a beautiful story. Wish I hadn't got rid of my old Olivetti portable way back before you were born...

For typewriter cultists or completists out there, check out The Classic Typewriter Page, which I hadn't seen before today but appears to be ten years old now...

 

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