Restoring the Past at TB Writers Plus

Brandon Berry
6 min readSep 11, 2023
35mm photo by Brandon Berry

Deconstructing the carriage of a 1912 Smith Premier No. 10 in his garage, Trevor Brumfield jimmies out the near-fossilized platen with screwdrivers and a mechanic’s ingenuity. He’s wearing a wool newsboy cap and a starchy button-up advertising his east Dayton typewriter repair shop, TB Writers Plus. It opened for business in January 2023, barely a year after Trevor bought his first manual Royal. But Trevor says he goes 110…

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