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Arlington-based typewriter company fixes what's broken

Posted by Your Town  May 25, 2013 05:01 PM

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Jack Furrier shows off the typewriter that Cambridge historian David McCullough brought to the Cambridge Typewriter Co. repair shop for a spring tune-up. Jack's brother, Tom, is the store's owner and resident fixer. Photo by Rob Brown.

For writers who prize manual tradition over new technology, the Cambridge Typewriter Company, in Arlington, is the all-purpose pit stop. Among the shelved machines getting serviced are Susanna Kaysen's ("Girl Interrupted") and novelist Tayari Jones's (Leaving Atlanta"). The store, once a fixture in Cambridge, moved to Arlington more than 20 years ago.


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