Friday, August 7, 2015

A visit to Ace Typewriter






Joining us at Ace was Portland resident and regular client Ethan Jewett:


Ethan, Matt, and Lewis check out my Junior 58:


An early Underwood 3-bank getting the Ace treatment:


Some 19th-century machines inhabit a top shelf:


My Junior enjoys the ambience of 1962, complete with a cigarette butt in the lamp/ashtray:


We inspect a folding Erika:


Lewis' gleaming Harris:


Nick gives the Harris a whirl:


Matt demonstrates a keytop removal tool:



Three painted Quiet De Luxe sisters:



This gadget is for rewinding ribbons:



Matt's dad started the practice of peeling old labels off machines that were in for service. He saved them all. This is now a historical archive ... as is the whole shop.


Some panoramas (click for a better view):





Thanks for the hospitality!

11 comments:

  1. (Calling behind me) "Hey babe!"
    (from the other room) "Yeah?!"
    (Me) "Pack up the kids: we're moving to Portland OR!"

    Thank God for places like Ace Typewriter :) Safe travels, Richard.

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  2. Very cool - thanks!!! ~TH~ http://wrongwaywriteway.com

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  3. Looks like a great place. I will plan to visit the next time I am on the left coast.

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  4. hmmn, did you ask if his dad kept inventory records in the 60's/70's? (:

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    1. Didn't think to ask. But it wouldn't surprise me. There are lots of files in there.

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  5. Old repair shops of any kind are truly places of wonder. The typewriter shop is no exception. If allowed I could get lost in that place quite a long time. They've got some really nice looking typewriters.

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  6. That looks very nice! especially the blue baby selectric :)

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  7. Yes! I'm not the only one who likes the labels!

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  8. Wow, what an incredible place!

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  9. Did you take a plane or a time machine to Portland?

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  10. I journey in the AM to this holy place, the first of for this pilgrim. I recently started collecting--and how lucky for me I live in PDX.

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