Have you ever thought of going to Typewriter Tech School? I often chat with customers about why I enjoy repairing stuff.
Every so often someone will ask if they can hang out or volunteer to learn how to commune with typewriters. Heck yes! I love sharing what I know.
So what do I really do here in the shop? Well lots of cleaning. Cosmetically, mechanically or chemically I try to get all the decades of goo cleared out so the typewriter gets a fair chance to work again.
Then there are the simple factory adjustments I make time and again. Each machine has its quirks and each model has the same tuning.
Then there are the broken machines. This is where my noggin gets the test. What is actually broken? Do I take the blasted thing apart or can it be repaired simply? Do I make the part or will it come from a donor machine? Questions, questions. In the end I make a go of it and mostly it turns out ok.
If you are interested in learning typewriter service and repair, contact me. If you want to know more for your hobby, great! If you want to start your own repair business (and don’t want to confess to me), even better!
Ultimately I’d love to have someone share time in the shop then take over the third work bench. I want you to love getting machines back to each customer so the type written word lives on. The more people who can service and repair these lovely works of industrial art, the longer we will all enjoy using typewriters.
All it takes is coming to the shop and giving a serious effort. Call or email me for details.