Dienstag, 5. Juni 2012

Video: Jesse & The Typewriter Shop

In May 1962, US Office Machines opened on Figueroa St, Carson CA. The typewriter repair shop is still in business, operated by the sons of Jesse Flores who founded it. Flores passed away in November, 2011, but his sons continue the work of repairing typewriters. There's quite some typospherical spirit in this video.
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Miguel Ángel Chávez Silva hat gesagt…

What an amazing story! Reminds me of the gentleman who fixes my typers: he's also had a small shop and has been working on typewriters for over 50 years. And he, too, has plenty of stories and memories to share!

Bill M hat gesagt…

Great video. I like the comment about the internet and smart phones 'everybody always talking about a lot of nothing' (paraphrase since I do not remember word for word) It is so sad that all of these old businesses are getting fewer and fewer. I grew up in an old repair shop and nothing, even college, does not teach the wealth of knowledge I learned and the experiences I gained in an old small town repair shop. (too bad it was not a typewriter shop although the proprietor did repair typewriters occasionally)

I dream lo-tech hat gesagt…

This is great, glad you found this video. Always nice to know that there are still typewriter shops in existence.

Rob Bowker hat gesagt…

What an amazing family and I'm pleased he lived long enough for the wheel to begin turning full circle.

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