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Typewriters never interrupt you. They never require any updates. They cost nothing to operate. They're not all that easy to mess up, really.

Sometimes a typebar gets jammed. To fix it, you reach in...and unjam it.

Typewriters don't bombard you with meaningless notifications when you're just trying to write. With a typewriter, you are a writer in the moment and nothing else. They're the best fix for writer's block I know of because they keep you unrelentingly fixed on a single purpose: writing more. No distractions.

There are, of course, other charms to these old machines. They are beautiful, full of history, and fun to use. They are marvelously engineered and stand the test of time more reliably than today's consumer technology. The click and resistance of the keys makes writing a…

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  • Born on November 21
  • Joined January 6, 2011

Favorite materials

gears, levers, mainsprings, escapements, creativity

About

Typewriters never interrupt you. They never require any updates. They cost nothing to operate. They're not all that easy to mess up, really.

Sometimes a typebar gets jammed. To fix it, you reach in...and unjam it.

Typewriters don't bombard you with meaningless notifications when you're just trying to write. With a typewriter, you are a writer in the moment and nothing else. They're the best fix for writer's block I know of because they keep you unrelentingly fixed on a single purpose: writing more. No distractions.

There are, of course, other charms to these old machines. They are beautiful, full of history, and fun to use. They are marvelously engineered and stand the test of time more reliably than today's consumer technology. The click and resistance of the keys makes writing a physical, often cathartic exercise.

All of the machines I sell are in working condition unless otherwise stated. I've been collecting and repairing antique manual typewriters for well over a decade, and I've been selling them in this shop since early 2011. I've seen and fixed just about every problem a typewriter can develop, so you're guaranteed to get a reliable writing machine when you buy from me.

If you've ever wanted to experience the novelty of writing on a manual typewriter, or if you're looking to recapture the simplicity of another time, or even if you'd like some advice on taking care of a typewriter you own, I can help.

I try my best to offer great service. Nothing compares to the feeling of knowing I've done my best work to give someone the best typewriter I can. I like knowing that my trade is in instruments of creativity, thinking that I'm helping to seed artistic work, and feeling the positivity of great interactions with customers.

www.cjtypewriters.com


(Oddly enough, I'm also a professional software developer: www.colejackowski.com)

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