Complete typewriter Care Kit

Complete typewriter Care Kit



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This complete typewriter kit is designed for any portable vintage or antique typewriter owner. The kit includes a number of products specifically designed with vintage typewriter owners, and which will allow you to keep your typewriter in good working shape for a long time to come. Included in the kit you'll find:

- 2 Typewriter Brushes
- 1 Bottle of Machine Oil
- 1 Cotton Cleaning Cloth
- 1 Black/Red Typewriter Ribbon
- 1 Typewriter Care Instruction Card
- 1 Typewriter Pad
- 1 Correction Tape Dispenser

**Typewriter Brush - 5.5"**
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.

The typewriter brush is about 5 1/2 inches (14 cm) long, with half-inch (1.3 cm) long bristles.

**Typewriter Brush - 7.5"**
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.

The typewriter brush is about 7.5 inches (19 cm) long, with 5/8" (1.6 cm) long bristles.

**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 a 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.

**Cleaning 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 laminated 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.

**Universal Typewriter Ribbon**
This typewriter ribbon comes in dual-color black and red ink on plastic spools. The ribbon has two automatic reversing grommets that allow the ribbon to reverse direction once it reaches the end in machines with this feature.

This replacement typewriter ribbon is suitable for most vintage typewriters with 1/2" ribbons and 2" spools. It will fit Remington, Olympia, Royal, Smith-Corona, Underwood, Sears, Brother, Olivetti, and others.

PLEASE NOTE. This ribbon will not fit all typewriters. If you are not sure whether this ribbon will fit your machine, please contact me and ask.

**Correction Tape Dispenser**
Most typewriters don't have a 'delete' function, but this correction tape dispenser will allow you to apply a thin layer of white tape over your error so you can fix it. Commonly referred to by the brand-name "Whiteout", correction tape is lightweight and easy-to-apply with this dispenser.

**Mylar Bag**
This resealable mylar zip-lock bag holds all the care and cleaning tools, but not the ribbon or pad. (Please note, this replaces the cotton bag featured in the photos.)

**Typewriter Pad**
The typewriter pad is made of two materials: a rubber bottom and a non-woven, ribbed fabric top. The rubber bottom grips onto a desktop or table surface and provides sound and motion deadening that pure non-woven (felt) pads cannot duplicate. The non-woven top is also ribbed to prevent lighter machines from sliding on the pad itself.

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

- Mark

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brandiewlee Dec 5, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this kit (plus an extra typewriter pad) for my Olympia SM2 and Olympia SM4 (pictured). The kit arrived when promised. I’ve only used the pads so far. The size of the pad is perfect for my machines. Once I put down a pad and put a typewriter on it, it simply does not move. I particularly like the thin profile of the pad; others I considered seemed too thick. I expect to find the rest of the kit very useful as I go along this new journey of vintage typewriter ownership. I would buy from this shop again without hesitation.

Joyful Dec 7, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

This is such a wonderful package! I was just gifted a beautiful typewriter that needed a little TLC and this kit was perfect.

Helen H. David Feb 26, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I love this kit! I'm so glad I have it to help me maintain my typewriter.

LACE Aug 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great kit. Good communication on seller's part. Shipped well, it's I needed to get my typewriters in good working order. The laminated guide was helpful. Thanks!