For a few years now I've acquired a fever for antique typewriters and I'm afraid it has not abated, but has got worse. I think I've bought about a dozen very old typewriters now.
The prices for the old typewriters - the ones that were made in the 1930s or earlier - are just going up and up.
There's something magical about them. As a writer I love to use them - to hear their sound - and to feel their vibe. There is a sense of immediacy about them - a sense of finality when you hit the keys home. You can't turn back you just write on - and that helps with the flow of your thoughts. You are driven to completion.
The shop is in
188 Elgin St, Carlton, Vic Australia- opposite the Shell Petrol Station. You still have to give him another call before you drive over - just in case he's not there yet.
Contact: Tom on 9347 6311 - 0401136181