Here is the Craigslist ad I mentioned in the earlier post (see my Royal Arrow post)
I am searching for quite a few typewriter keys of various colors, styles.
Preferably glass (no plastic) and flat back without the thicker short stems. I will however take what I can get for a project I am working on.
I would also consider complete typewriters for the right price. Let me know what you have!
Location: Eugene it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Posting ID: 4157006373 Posted: 2013-10-28, 11:12AM PDT Updated: 2013-11-10, 1:16PM PST email to a friend
and here is the email interaction I had with them.
This was my initial email
As a typewriter enthusiast, I politely ask that you please only take keys from irrepairable typewriters.
The supply of manual typewriters are finite.
and his response…
I am also a typewriter enthusiast with many manual typewriters from a 1926 Underwood Portable to a Royal Quiet De Luxe.
So unless you are fully aware of what I am requesting, which is clearly typewriter keys not typewriters to “chop” up, I suggest you keep to yourself.
Sent from my iPhone
and my final reply. I must work harder to keep my snark in check.
I was unaware that typewriter keys are available from other sources than typewriters. Where, oh, where could people be finding these keys?
Sent from my iPad with USB-Typewriter