ATG Quirkies: The Humble Typewriter lives on

typewriter morguefile public domainThe Gramercy Typewriter Company has been in business since 1932 and is still going strong. Paul Schweitzer and his son Justin do a steady business selling, repairing, and servicing typewriters from IBM Selectrics and Wheelwriters to portable Smith Conronas and antique Underwoods. They sell up to 30 a week and service 10- 15 a day. And avid collector Tom Hanks is a regular customer.  For the full story check out this CNN Money video report the Typewriter is not dead

And while you’re at it, revisit our ATG Quirkies: The click-clack is back with the Hanx Writer to learn more about the fun app developed by Tom Hanks that provides “an analog typewriter emulator for the iPad.”

 (The source of ATG Quirkies is John Riley of Gabriel Books)

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