Located at 116 Fulton Street
, the Tytell Typewriter
is closing it's doors after 66
years of business.
"The only reason offices keep typewriters around now is for labels and addressing letters," says Peter Tytell, "The new generation doesn't know what a typewriter is."
Tytell offered typewriters in 145 languages and dialects including Farsi
It's customers included journalists David Brinkley
, Andy Rooney
, John Hockenberry
and writers including Dorthy Parker
and Richard Condon
Peter Tytell's father Martin Tytell even repaired Margret Bourke-Whit
damaged Hermes Baby
she used to cover the Korean War
Martin began fixing typewriters when he was 15 years old. "The closing is very sad, because the store was my life for more than 70 years."
Quotes taken from an International Hearld Tribune
story by Glenn Collins
on February 20, 2001.