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Typewriters don't get viruses. They don't try to sell you anything. They don't show you pop-up ads.

They cost nothing to operate. You don't constantly need to update them. 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 offer you solitaire, email, and Twitter when you're just trying to write. With a typewriter, you are a writer in the moment and nothing else.

That's what draws me to them. They're one of the best fixes for writer's block I know of because they keep me 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…

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  • Born on November 21
  • Joined January 6, 2011

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gears, levers, mainsprings, escapements

About

Typewriters don't get viruses. They don't try to sell you anything. They don't show you pop-up ads.

They cost nothing to operate. You don't constantly need to update them. 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 offer you solitaire, email, and Twitter when you're just trying to write. With a typewriter, you are a writer in the moment and nothing else.

That's what draws me to them. They're one of the best fixes for writer's block I know of because they keep me 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.

All of the machines I sell are in working condition unless otherwise stated. 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

www.colejackowski.com

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