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Typewriter Repairmen (Last)


Seems you can’t be a typewriter repairman without someone sticking “last” in front of your title. But there are still a few “last” typewriter repairmen ready to service your Selectric. The Seattle Times found Robert Montgomery in Bremerton, WA and Dave Armstrong in Bellevue, WA. Montgomery, aged 92, fixes your antique or your electric for $48 an hour at Bremerton Office Machine Co. He repaired typewriters in London during World War II. Armstrong says typewriter repair is only 10% of his business at more appropriately named Computer & Printer Repair. I plan to get rid of my electric typewriter, but I’m keeping my manual… right next to the anvil.

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