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Typewriters bridging generations

by | Jan 23, 2023 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

With permission, I’m sharing an enjoyable story sent to me by Tom Rehkopf:

In addition to reducing inventory, one of the fun things about selling a few typewriters at Christmas time is meeting new friends.

Kennedy (age 14) was having ribbon issues on her Dreyfuss QDL*, so her mom drove her to the local Starbucks, where, amongst all the laptop computer crowd, we held a brief ribbon seminar (and drew a few bemused onlookers I might add). 

 *Royal Quiet De Luxe designed by Henry Dreyfuss

All fixed, apparently just in the nick of time, she immediately started typing away with a big smile on her face. Great fun.

Kennedy watched the ribbon changing ceremonies intently, asking questions as I moved along. When I finished, I moved the typewriter over to her to take it for a test ride, and she immediately banged out the text you see, typing at a nice crisp controlled pace, much to my amazement.

I thought she was going to get a round of applause from the laptop crowd, but they just watched fascinated.

Truly an unexpected, fun moment. BTW, I gave her a round of applause even if nobody else did. It got me that smile you see.

Nice going, Kennedy and Tom! 

By the way, Tom is a highly accomplished mathematician, engineer, and IT expert. You can read more about him and his love of typewriters in this fine story by Jeffrey Albertson.

2 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    There's a story that never gets old :D

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  2. Anonymous

    Thanks for the link to Tom.

    Reply

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