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This typewriter repairman was told computers were king. Twenty years later, he s still in business

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This typewriter repairman was told computers were king. Twenty years later, he?s still in business

Twenty years ago, Martin Quezada was told the end was nigh. The sun was setting on the typewriter. Computers were king.

Twenty years later, Quezada's shop, International Office Machines in San Gabriel, is still in business. The downturn happened. But it did not defeat Quezada, now 61, who kept his doors open.

He had loyal customers -- small-business owners set in their ways, retirees unwilling or unable to learn to use a computer. He branched out into copiers and printers. He held on.

A group of street poets brought Quezada several to repair. The typewriters were used to write poetry on demand for passersby.

Martin Quezada repairs typewriters at his International Office Machines shop in San Gabriel. A renewed interest in typewriters, especially among younger people, has slowly brought in a few more machines for repair or refurbishing.

People ask Quezada ...

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