Typewriter Care and Cleaning Kit

Typewriter Care and Cleaning Kit



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This typewriter cleaning and care kit is designed to be used for anyone who has recently purchased a refurbished or otherwise working vintage or antique manual typewriter. It contains two typewriter brushes, one bottle of machine oil, two microfiber cloths, and one full color instruction card. It ships in a zip-lock resealable mylar bag.

- Typewriter Brush x 2
- Bottle of Machine Oil
- Cotton Clorh
- Typewriter Care Instructions
- Mylar Bag

Manual typewriters are beautiful machines. With this kit, typewriter owners have the tools to keep their machines in top shape. This kit is designed for the novice owner who does not have any background in repairing or restoring typewriters, but who nevertheless wants to keep their machine in top condition. This typewriter care kit is designed to give even neophyte vintage typewriter owners the ability to keep their machines clean, lubricated, and running properly.

I put this kit together after I had several customers ask me how to best take care of the refurbished typewriters they have purchased from me. Though I send all my customers a basic care guide with their purchase, I felt this didn't do enough. So, I put together the basic tools I thought a new typewriter owner could use to maintain his or her beloved piece of mechanical art.

As I've cleaned, restored, and refurbished typewriters, I've had the chance to use dozens of different products. The products I have chosen for this bag are tools I've returned to time and time again as I maintain or refurnish the typewriters I sell. I've used each of the items in my kit, and am confident that you'll find them just as useful as I do.

**Typewriter Brush - Straight Bristle**
This typewriter brush is designed like the brushes that came with mid-century Olympia typewriters. The brush features a hardwood handle and short, straight bristles. This brush is designed specifically for typewriters, and excels at tasks the average typewriter owner might expect to take, such as cleaning dried ink from type slugs.

**Typewriter Brush - Perpendicular Bristle**
This typewriter brush is designed like the brushes that came with mid-century Olympia typewriters. The brush features a wood handle with medium-length bristles perpendicular to the handle. This brush excels at cleaning carriage rails and other areas of typewriters that need to be cleaned regularly.

**Bottle of Machine Oil**
This bottle contains 10 ml (.33 ounces) of high-quality lily white machine oil. The bottle is plastic and comes with a needle applicator with a protective tip. The oil is low-viscosity lubricant designed for machines with moving parts, such as sewing machines, clocks, and, of course, typewriters. I ship the oil bottle in a plastic bag just in case there is any leakage during shipping.

**Cotton Cloth**
This is a 100% cotton cloth that I use in my shop. The cloth is about 13" x13" and is suitable for almost anything you might need to clean on a typewriter, be it dusting, cleaning, or polishing. I couldn't restore my machines without these.

**Typewriter Care Instructions Card**
This double sided, full color card shows a typewriter owner the basic steps required to clean and lubricate a manual typewriter. Though each typewriter is a little different, these basic instructions will allow typewriter owners to keep their machines in good shape.

**Mylar Bag**
This bag has a resealable zip-lock top and a clear front.

Thank you for looking, and please feel free to contact me with any questions.

- Mark


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279 reviews 5 out of 5 stars


Stephen Cecchini Sep 30, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

This Typewriter Care Kit will keep my Olympia SM3 clean and crisp. Also, Mark added a new ribbon and note with my purchase - Thank you so much!

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Megan Jun 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect. Just what I needed, shipped quickly, and the laminated instructions are so very helpful! Now I can feel confident that my typewriter will stay in working order and well cared for! Thank you so much!

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Jane Ramsey Jun 23, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing seller! Purchased this individually because I didn’t see it was part of a package deal. He credited me the difference! Prompt shipping. Sorry for my delayed review - went out of town right after receiving. Would buy from you again!

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Jennifer Aug 5, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

This is a nice cleaning kit! Helpful step by step instructions included. Shipped quickly and arrived safe and sound. Can't wait to clean my typewriter!

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