David Herrera is a photographer, video professional, and typewriter enthusiast in New Orleans. He created my favorite short film of a Hammond typewriter, and is partially responsible for my slight obsession with the machine. In a short time, David has gathered a collection of some of the finest machines in the world, and he joins me to talk about those and many others.
Evan Bezeredi joins us for a conversation about starting a typewriter repair shop, scoring the tool find of a lifetime, super secret repair manuals, and a repair-shop must-have that totally surprised me. Thanks to COVID-19 my voice sounds like Moltar, but we made it work.
Follow Evan on Instagram @patriottypewriter
Show note: Getting better at interviewing. It’s tough to be strictly an interviewer asking questions, and not want to leap to a more relaxed conversation style. I’m working on pulling back more and letting the guest talk and express the things they’re interested in. It’s all a learning process for sure!
Here’s a special episode out of rotation of my conversation with Joel Camassar, co-owner of The Chapman Manufacturing Company, of Durham, Connecticut. Joel’s company manufacturers driver bits, specifically slotted bits that have been a life saver to myself, and many other typewriter repair enthusiasts. Joel has also been very kind to our community in releasing a toolkit specially built for typewriter repair, which carriers the awesome serial number 0623 – June 23rd, International Typewriter Day.
Join me as Joel talks about the history of the company and what it takes to make a great American product. If you’d like to find out more about the 0623 kit, visit this link to see their website.
In just a short time, Walid and Joujou Saad have built a successful typewriter repair business in Milton Keynes, England. Exceptional work and devotion to their clients has catapulted this wonderful couple into the limelight.
Walid joins the show to talk about running a typewriter shop in the 21st Century, building a community of devoted clients and fans, and becoming the Typewriter Experts for Series 4 of the acclaimed British program, The Repair Shop.
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January 15, 2021UncategorizedComments Off on E11 Duane Jensen: Phoenix Typewriter
The one and only Duane Jensen of Phoenix Typewriter, guardian angel to many around the world who have benefited from his kindness, and generosity of knowledge. Find out more about one of the most revered members of the typosphere.
Near Phoenix, Arizona? Visit his shop!! 2546 E Taro Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85050
Richard Milton, author, journalist, politician, and long time collector of fine portable typewriters, joins me to talk about his career, books, fleet street, building a mechanical bird with flapping wings, standing for Parliament, and much more. I can’t wait to have him back.
Cody Russ of Russtic Typewriters joins me for a fun episode where we talk about music, typewriters, and the wild west of opening a typewriter shop in the 21st Century. Check out the amazing sound quality of Cody’s mic… gotta get one of those!
December 4, 2020UncategorizedComments Off on E6 Tom Furrier – Cambridge Typewriter
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.
Visitors are always welcome
102 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02474