ended on April 10, 2013.
That is sad tale of typewriter woe. The discovery of the headless machine would have been the worst for me. Straight from optimism to techno despair.
I am weeping.
At least there were some typewriters. Here I can travel to a few near by cities, visit the few thrift stores, and never even see any kind of typewriter.
But I hope you still enjoyed the thrill of the hunt.
Looks like typewriters are indeed getting scarce. Personally I conduct most of my typewriter hunting online; not as exciting as taking a train to another city and visit thrift stores, but the results are sometimes better, usually the same. Right now I have on my sights an IBM electric typewriter, pre-Selectric, moving typebars style, which is selling for... 15 dollars. Might be interesting to compare with the more recent designs and with the Smith-Corona electrics.
Thanks for your comments. I have bought most of my typewriters online, the majority of them for less than 20 CHF. Sometimes, though I go and hunt them the analog way, and I usually enjoy it - if I find anything working.
From all of the thrift stores I've visited here, including our equivalent to the salvation army, I've never found a typewriter :(
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