No, I can't take a year off and visit them all in person, wonderful though that would be. (Can you imagine the typecast travelogues, interviews, and photos?)
The next best thing is to use our modern panopticon, Google Street View.
This will be a series of posts. Our first installment takes us to four states. I used the list of typewriter repair shops I've compiled over the years (based purely on information sent in by visitors to my website), and tried entering known street addresses into Google Maps. Sometimes I couldn't find the shop, it appeared to be closed, or the picture was too fuzzy to be sure. In many cases, it was a private residence; many older repairmen are doing odd jobs from their homes. I'm not showing any of those.
What we can see here is a collection of modest, independently-owned businesses that are persisting in keeping the typewriting world alive. Some, I know, are reaping deserved profits from having held out this long. Others, in places where the typewriter insurgency is in its infancy, are probably just scraping by. I encourage everyone to patronize your local typewriter repair shop, if you have one. You are bound to learn a lot and hear some wonderful stories.
The date of these images is usually provided in the lower left corner (often 2011). They are snapshots of an aspect of mechanographical Americana that I hope will survive for years to come.
You can enlarge each of these photos by clicking on them; the name of the image is the name of the shop, and you can get more information about the shop on my list.