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Anyone know a typewriter (manual) mechanic in Canberra?

I-filed 23 February 2010 8

I need to consult a typewriter mechanic – someone who can look at a 1950s machine and fix it. Or sell me another one perhaps …
Perhaps Rioters could give me any leads in Canberra or environs, say within 100 km?
If not, perhaps someone could be recommended who would be happy to run a service by post.

Thanks in advance!

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8 Responses to Anyone know a typewriter (manual) mechanic in Canberra?
I-filed I-filed 9:10 pm 23 Feb 10

Thanks everyone! Much appreciated. Lizw, would love to contact your father but not sure how we can exchange contacts without inviting stalkers or spam! Perhaps the moderators would pass on the details.

emd emd 4:13 pm 23 Feb 10

Geoff Howe Business Machines, 37 Whyalla St Fyshwick Ph 62806477.
The guy who programs the cash registers knows how to fix old-style typewriters.

Mike Bessenger Mike Bessenger 1:26 pm 23 Feb 10

Robert Messenger at the Canberra Times.

MsCheeky MsCheeky 11:03 am 23 Feb 10

email Robert Messenger at the Canberra Times. He’s a collector, and he’ll know.

lizw lizw 10:46 am 23 Feb 10

My father used to fix them many years ago. Although he lives out of town, I could ask him if he’d be willing to have a look at it next time he’s visiting (late March).

Deano Deano 10:11 am 23 Feb 10

Robert Messenger at the Canberra Times is an avid typewriter collector. He should be able to point you in the right direction.

Ari Ari 10:01 am 23 Feb 10

Robert Messenger at the Crimes is one of Australia’s biggest typewriter collectors.

He’s got hundreds, if not thousands, and routinely gives away/sells those surplus to requirements.

He also fixes broken machines.

Give him a call.

Thumper Thumper 9:25 am 23 Feb 10

Writing a period piece?

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