E6 Tom Furrier – Cambridge Typewriter

Episode Notes

Tom Furrier of Cambridge Typewriter joins us for another look at a lifetime of typewriters. During this episode Tom mentions a product called Blue Magic, which you can find here: https://bluecreeper.com/Category/bluecreeper

Cambridge Typewriter was founded in 1968 by Ed Vanderwalle as a typewriter rental company, with its original home on Mass Avenue in Cambridge, MA. In 1980, Tom Furrier began working as one of Ed’s four repair technicians, benefiting from the success and demand of the IBM Selectric. After ten years with the company, Tom took over Cambridge Typewriter following Ed’s retirement. With this transition the company moved to its current location in Arlington, MA.

Today, customers continue to remark on the “museum” quality of the shop in Arlington. Visitors are treated to a cornucopia of machines, including classic Royals and relatively recent IBM Selectrics for collectors and current users. Tom also boasts a great collection of period advertisements from the heyday of the typewriter.

P: 781-643-7010

Visitors are always welcome
102 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02474