This article in the Sioux City Journal about a retiring typewriter repairman has an interesting line in it:
The brothers also cleaned and bagged typewriters for the Army and Navy and then transported them to Chicago. The typewriters were sealed up and put in an unusual place.
“I asked them, what they do with them overseas,” Bauernfeind said. “They put them in the bottom of the ocean for storage.”
Hmmn, the Army and Navy sent thousands of typewriters to Davy Jones’ locker wrapped in plastic bags? Did they ever retrieve them? Is there a vast storehouse of freshly-sealed and preserved vintage typewriters littering the floor of the ocean somewhere? WHERE?