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Your Typewriter: Finding, Buying, and Using a Vintage or Antique Typewriter, Even if You Don't Know Anything About Them



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If you're in the market for a vintage or antique typewriter but don't quite know where to start, look no further. I've been buying and selling vintage and antique typewriters for years, and finally decided to put my knowledge into a book. I wrote this book to help you find the perfect typewriter for you, no matter where you live or what you want.

"Your Typewriter; Finding, Buying, and Using a Vintage or Antique Typewriter, Even if You Don't Know Anything About Them" is written for everyone who wants a typewriter but wants to know where to find them, how to evaluate them, and how much to pay. This book will answer some of the most common questions that customers have asked me over the years. It incorporates information I've published in my blog, as well as new tips, photos, and links to resources and other online help.

***Table of Contents***

Chapter 1. So You Want a Typewriter

Chapter 2. The Typewriter You Need

Chapter 3. Typewriter Taxonomy

Chapter 4. Finding Your Typewriter

Chapter 5. Evaluating Your Typewriter

Chapter 6. On Money

Chapter 7. Caring For Your Typewriter

Chapter 8. Conclusions, Resources, and Links

Each section walks you through the steps you need to take to find a quality vintage or antique typewriter that suits your needs. I've helped hundreds of people find typewriters over the years, and have included all I've learned about matching buyers to the machine that is right for them.

The book is easy to read, with useful links to other resources that you may need or find helpful.

"Your Typewriter; Finding, Buying, and Using a Vintage or Antique Typewriter, Even if You Don't Know Anything About Them" is a book I think can help anyone who wants a typewriter but who isn't exactly sure how to go about finding, choosing, and caring for their machine.

If you want a typewriter but don't know where to start, this is exactly the book you've been looking for.


This book is printed as a PDF, and is 105 pages long. I can also send this book to you as an .iba file so you can view it on your iPad or iBooks reader. If you need it in another version, please feel free to ask.

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Super helpful!!

n hansen Jun 10, 2019

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dmoore56 Aug 24, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Very informative. Helped me to narrow down my typewriter search.

Ashley August Nov 25, 2020

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Great resource for a typewriter novice. Thanks!

ron woods Sep 4, 2021