Typewriter Pad - Hand Cut Ribbed Typewriter Mat for Antique and Vintage Typewriters - Typewriter Pad / Typewriter Mat for working typewriter

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Typewriter Pad - Hand Cut Ribbed Typewriter Mat for Antique and Vintage Typewriters - Typewriter Pad / Typewriter Mat for working typewriter

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This is a typewriter pad, or typewriter mat, designed to be used with vintage and antique typewriters. It is approximately 12" by 12", and is suitable for use on almost any typewriter.

**TYPEWRITER PAD**
I've been collecting, refurbishing, and selling typewriters for a while, and I regularly recommend a good typewriter pad for anyone who buys a typewriter. A good typewriter pad will keep your machine in place as you type, reduce vibration, and reduce noise.

This 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.

At the same time, the mat has a ribbed fabric top that more easily grips typewriter feet. Flat-surface pads don't have these ribs, and lighter typewriters can slide on top of the flatter pads. Also, because many of the rubber feet on older typewriters have hardened over the years, the feet themselves don't have the same grippy quality they once had. The ribs on this pad serve as a physical barrier that prevent these hardened feet from sliding around. (Felt or non-ribbed fabric doesn't do this, so even on felt pads these older machines can still move.)

I've used a variety of pads before, and sold several previous versions that I wasn't completely happy with. This pad is different. If you have a vintage or antique typewriter, no matter the condition, this pad provides both noise-dampening and motion-stopping benefits that I haven't found in similar products. I think this is the best typewriter pad available on the market right now.

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

- Mark

**Please note, this listing is for one typewriter pad. The beautiful Royal Quiet De Luxe pictured in the photos is not included.

**Also note, the pads can be slightly different than those in the photos. They can differ slightly in color and texture, though they all have the non-woven fabric top and the rubber, grippy bottom.
This is a typewriter pad, or typewriter mat, designed to be used with vintage and antique typewriters. It is approximately 12" by 12", and is suitable for use on almost any typewriter.

**TYPEWRITER PAD**
I've been collecting, refurbishing, and selling typewriters for a while, and I regularly recommend a good typewriter pad for anyone who buys a typewriter. A good typewriter pad will keep your machine in place as you type, reduce vibration, and reduce noise.

This 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.

At the same time, the mat has a ribbed fabric top that more easily grips typewriter feet. Flat-surface pads don't have these ribs, and lighter typewriters can slide on top of the flatter pads. Also, because many of the rubber feet on older typewriters have hardened over the years, the feet themselves don't have the same grippy quality they once had. The ribs on this pad serve as a physical barrier that prevent these hardened feet from sliding around. (Felt or non-ribbed fabric doesn't do this, so even on felt pads these older machines can still move.)

I've used a variety of pads before, and sold several previous versions that I wasn't completely happy with. This pad is different. If you have a vintage or antique typewriter, no matter the condition, this pad provides both noise-dampening and motion-stopping benefits that I haven't found in similar products. I think this is the best typewriter pad available on the market right now.

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

- Mark

**Please note, this listing is for one typewriter pad. The beautiful Royal Quiet De Luxe pictured in the photos is not included.

**Also note, the pads can be slightly different than those in the photos. They can differ slightly in color and texture, though they all have the non-woven fabric top and the rubber, grippy bottom.

Shipping & returns

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

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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.

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.

Additional policies

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

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