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.
BUDAT A. Endre, IBM OP CE
Upper level-324 W Hastings
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H6
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?