Interesting story about the people who fix and use old typewriters, at MAKE we have been seeing a lot of art projects with them lately… –
Paul Schweitzer is one of a dying breed. As owner of Gramercy Typewriter Co in New York City, he repairs machines that many consider obsolete. “The younger generation says, ‘Who needs typewriters?'” said Schweitzer, 68, who joined his father’s business in 1959. “It’s not true; there are people who still like hitting the keys.” Some organizations still use typewriters to write labels or fill forms. And there’s always the person who just prefers to type the old fashioned way. “Some things you can’t do with a computer,” said Steve Primont, owner of TTI Business Systems Inc, a supplier in New York. “We just sold 15 typewriters to a major law firm.” The typewriter industry may not be dead yet, but it has been in decline since long before the rise of the MySpace generation.
Jeremy Mayer’s typewriter reassembly – Link.
Portable typewriter laptop… – Link.
HOW TO – Make a typewriter keyboard – Link.
Typewriter art – Link.
Typewriter keyboard – Link.
The virtual typewriter museum – Link.