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Typewriter repairman still going strong at 94


A 94-year-old typewriter repairman tells the Yale Daily News that typewriters are better than computers. (Well, he would wouldn’t he? Otherwise he’d be out a job.)

In some ways, he is right because there certainly seems to be a growing interest in typewriters by a generation who have never seen them in action. Also they are becoming more and more collectible. George Bernard Shaw’s typewriter sold for $7,979 on AbeBooks in 2008 and last year Cormac McCarthy’s typewriter was sold at auction for more than $250,000.

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