Friday, October 3, 2008

An appreciation: Gramercy Typewriter

Great piece in BusinessWeek on Gramercy Typewriter at 175 Fifth Ave., which was established in 1932.

Every business day, as he has done for the past 49 years, Paul Schweitzer, 69, travels the streets and skyscrapers of Manhattan making "house" calls, carrying his black leather tool bag by his side. Schweitzer, who insists on wearing a suit and tie while on his rounds, is one of the last of his kind: the typewriter repairman.

Here's a piece on the shop from NPR.

[BusinessWeek photo by Stacy Perman]

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