In 1942, a St. Louis man sought a 1924 Dayton Portable Typewriter. See below:
The Journal Herald explains, somewhat awkwardly, that people actually collect typewriters. Writes the paper, “It is a peculiar hobby but that’s his affair.”
The hobby is no less peculiar today, but fortunately we have Richard Polt’s The Typewriter Revolution to explain the phenomena. There is also a documentary, California Typewriter, that quickens people’s interest.
For my part, I simply hand someone a typewriter, a method of evangelism that has made many converts.
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