Dan Saunders on the lost art of typewriter repair
Most of the typewriter business, they’re done gone. Any business that opened up years ago had to have a typewriter. You don’t see many typewriters sitting on people’s desks today-—you see a computer.
I always had a thing for fixing things. My dad was in the office machine business. He taught me, and I’d take a typewriter home and take it apart and put it back together. You learn one, it’s basically like all of them.
I learned time clocks, and then it all went to biometrics. It’s all different now. Back in the ’70s, you’d get 100 calls a day. Now you’d be lucky to get 100 calls a year. It’s a dying breed, but I still get enough calls to make a decent living out of it. Dan Saunders, National Time Systems, 4146 Maize Rd. North Side, 614-262-4222