Herb Permillion, Berkeley typewriter repair wizard featured in acclaimed documentary, dies at 79Ivan Cross January 7, 2023
The personalized laptop or computer may possibly have overtaken the typewriter but it could not overtake Herb Permillion, the silent wizard of California Typewriter on San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley.
As a typewriter fix guy, Permillion’s to start with enjoy was the fashionable IBM Selectric with its rapid-fire rotating ball of typeface and electric clacking. But he also could not resist the previous-time chime of the carriage return bell on vintage mechanical models.
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