Typewriter Care Kit - Typewriter Brushes, Oil, Maintenance Instructions - Care and Cleaning Kit for Vintage and Antique Typewriters

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Typewriter Care Kit - Typewriter Brushes, Oil, Maintenance Instructions - Care and Cleaning Kit for Vintage and Antique Typewriters

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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.

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

****CARING FOR YOUR TYPEWRITER****
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
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.

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

****CARING FOR YOUR TYPEWRITER****
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

Shipping & returns

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From Lenexa, KS
Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

I sell vintage and antique typewriters that are no longer made, some of which are 100 years old or more. As much as I'd love to be able to tell you that they will always be problem-free and last forever, I can't, because they won't.

Older machines can develop problems without notice, even if they're properly maintained and loved. I promise to accurately describe, photograph, or video any typewriter I sell. If you want additional photos or have questions about anything, all you have to do is ask. You can also inspect the machines in person if you are in the Kansas City area.

So, to make a long story short, I will accept most returns, but I do ask that you pay for return shipping. If your typewriter does not work as it should upon arrival, I'll accept a return unless it was sold as a display model. Also, if you do experience a problem, many times there is a simple repair that will solve it. I can often walk you through the repair so you don't have to send the typewriter back.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Shipping policies

Unless otherwise agreed to or specified, I'll ship all typewriters via USPS, FedEx, or UPS at my discretion. I will use the method that is most economical for my buyers, and will ship to anywhere in the continental United States.

If you are located outside of the United States, please contact me before making a purchase. I can usually arrange shipping, but I don't want to make any promises I cannot keep.

As far as packaging goes, shipping typewriters is notoriously problematic for some people. Typewriters have heavy moving parts (the carriages) that can be easily damaged if not properly secured. I lock the carriages on all shipped typewriters if they have that feature, but I may also secure them with additional safety measures. I use a variety of techniques to make sure your machine gets to you in exactly the same condition it was in when I boxed it up.

Please be advised that some typewriters are very heavy, and can weigh 40 pounds or more. These heavier machines naturally have higher shipping costs associated with them.

Payments

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I accept credit cards, PayPal, or Etsy gift cards. If you absolutely must have a machine and cannot pay me with either of these methods, please contact me so we can try to work out a solution. I know how strong the pull of a vintage manual typewriter can be, and I'll do my best to make sure I get your baby to you.

Additional policies

A lot of vintage stuff, especially typewriters, is beautiful and awesome. But I suppose you already knew that.

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