123 January 24, 2011 - Delicate Pen

Find it in the Flat Iron

BY jane, ON Monday, January 24, 2011

I love lettering.  I love the process of it, and I love admiring all kinds of lettering.  Even typewriting! My mother kept an old Olivetti typewriter and my little nieces love playing with it. I recently was on a hunt to find a replacement ribbon. The wonderful thing about New York City is that there is a “district” for everything. In typical NYC style, there are several typewriter repair businesses in the Flat Iron District. (A section of the city which has an old  building in the shape of an iron.) Gramercy Office Equipment is one of them.  Not only did they have my ribbon, but they do complete overhauls of typewriters including washing them and replacing the rollers. It is comforting to me to know that skilled trades like this exist, being a tradesperson myself!