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Old 07-09-2009, 10:54 AM
 
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Default Need to use a typewriter. Yes, a typewriter.

Does anyone know some place that has a typewriter available for use, perhaps on a time-rental basis as Kinko does with computers? I need to fill out some forms, and wanted them typed for clarity. And, not surprisingly, all the old typewriter rental places have vanished.

In the interests of efficiency, I'd love to hear of any places that you KNOW for a fact exist. In other words, not theories or guesses. I know this is a tough one.
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:54 AM
 
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Last time I had to use one...I went to the library...but it was a while ago.

Try calling your local library & ask for type writer/word processor.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:05 PM
 
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What kind of forms? Maybe you can download an electronic form that you can fill out on a computer.

Or, if this form is only available in paper form, you can scan it into a computer and use Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator to fill them in.

I don't know of any places that rent typewriters (I'm sorry...I know you were asking for specific locations), but, maybe you can BUY one for cheap:

classifieds - craigslist

This one: Electric Typewriter (http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/ele/1261400900.html - broken link) is free.
There are a bunch of others in the $20-$40 range.

The thing is, do they come with a ribbon/ink? If not, is that something you easily find?
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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Think creatively if you can get by without one. If the place you have to submit forms to will accept a photocopied version and not the original, then use a computer to type your answers onto another sheet of paper, cut out the answers and use tape to tape them into the right places on the form, then photocopy the whole thing and submit that.

Old fashioned cut and paste, but no more old-fashioned than a typewriter!
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:17 PM
 
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hahahahahahahahah !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! @ HENNA... OMG IM crying here

THATS A DARN GOOD IDEA!

im feeling like.. why didn't i think of that
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:56 PM
 
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Why don't you just use handwritten block/capital letters?
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:21 AM
 
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Default If I had known this 4 years

ago when i moved, I would have saved my 25 year old Smith Corona typewriter and given it to you! it still worked well
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Think creatively if you can get by without one. If the place you have to submit forms to will accept a photocopied version and not the original, then use a computer to type your answers onto another sheet of paper, cut out the answers and use tape to tape them into the right places on the form, then photocopy the whole thing and submit that.

Old fashioned cut and paste, but no more old-fashioned than a typewriter!
That's actually what my sister and I would do years ago when we needed things to be typed, and PC's were still not common.
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:26 PM
 
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Does anyone know some place that has a typewriter available for use, perhaps on a time-rental basis as Kinko does with computers? I need to fill out some forms, and wanted them typed for clarity. And, not surprisingly, all the old typewriter rental places have vanished.

In the interests of efficiency, I'd love to hear of any places that you KNOW for a fact exist. In other words, not theories or guesses. I know this is a tough one.
in all seriousness what kind of forms are these? im sure there must be an alternative option such as downloading them from the internet.
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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in all seriousness what kind of forms are these? im sure there must be an alternative option such as downloading them from the internet.
Yeah I'm wondering the same thing. It is very rare these days to actually have to use a typewriter for anything.
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