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Cleaning and Restoring your Vintage Typewriter
I have been repairing typewriters since 1966 and have restored many cherished, family heirlooms for satisfied customers. Since there are few easy-to-follow typewriter service manuals for vintage typewriters, it takes hard-earned knowledge and experience to restore a neglected typewriter to its former glory.
View our image galleries and learn what goes into dismantling, cleaning, drying, polishing and reassembling your vintage typewriter when it is sent to us for restoration.
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Ribbons & Platens for your Vintage Typewriter
If you’re searching for a new ribbon or platen for your vintage or antique typewriter, give us a call! We stock a wide variety of ribbons for all makes and models; bring your typewriter into the store for the perfect fit. We also keep a quantity of platens in stock as we know you don’t want to wait weeks for a new platen to be custom made – you save on shipping and support a local business too!
Replacement Parts for Typewriters and more
When you bring your machine to us for repair, a few parts may need to be replaced to restore your machine to full functionality. I began repairing typewriters in 1966, and in that time I have amassed a huge inventory of parts machines. Having parts on hand allows me to repair your typewriter quickly as well as restore used typewriters for resale inhouse.
How to Pack your typewriter for shipping
To make sure that your typewriter arrives to us without shipping damage, please follow these packing instructions carefully. This is mainly for large manual typewriters, but can easily be adapted for portable typewriters, phonographs, and most other tabletop antique machines.