A Briefcase Full of Tools

Over the weekend, I cracked open a briefcase that had come into my possesion. A few months ago, our neighbor Dawn asked if I wanted any of the tools that were left in their building by the former occupants of our house.

I said sure, and got a circular saw… and this briefcase.

Looking around inside, Bob and I weren’t sure what the tools were for. There was a small assortment of springs, some oil…

Bob was stumped by this thing, and had no idea what it was for. Using the stamped info on the side, we did a quick Google search and found that it was a Typebar Adjustment tool, for typewriters.

The moment we saw “typewriter,” things started to make more sense. Many of the screwdrivers were small and very lengthy – allowing someone to be able to reach far into a small space.

The fact that everything was kept in a briefcase suggested the repair person travelled a lot. Imagine that – a travelling typewriter repairman.

Upper level-324 W Hastings
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H6
604 689-4297

I think I may have found the address online. The space is currently used by Venus & Mars Clothing Co.. Their address is just a bit off (on their website, it lists V6B1K6). But maybe the typewriter repairman was in an office above the ground floor?

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Down the street from there is Vancouver Film School where my hubby teaches a class in screenwriting!! :)

    Miki Reply

    • FADE IN


      CLOSEUP OF GLOBE pulls back to reveal multiple globes situated side by side as part of a window display. Camera pans back to reveal the door, and then the sign for the shop: Small World.

      avoision Reply

  2. How on earth did this make it’s way into our house from Canada?! How interesting…

    Liz Reply

    • Bob and I had a theory that maybe the prior owner of our house killed a typewriter repair guy.

      avoision Reply

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