ClaireLaSecretaire

Claire La Secrétaire custom painted typewriters

Nottingham, United Kingdom · 166 Sales

ClaireLaSecretaire

Claire La Secrétaire custom painted typewriters

Nottingham, United Kingdom 166 Sales On Etsy since 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Last year we were featured in ELLE magazine, The Times, and The Sunday TImes! This year we will be doing capsule sales, selling small collections of one-offs on pre determined sale dates which you can be party to if you sign up to our mailing list on our website: www.clairelasecretaire.com

In 1955, the Royal Typewriter Company in USA began manufacturing bubblegum pink typewriters as part of their Quiet Deluxe range. The world wasn't ready for these beauties and sadly they stopped making them in 1957. We at Claire La Secrétaire believe we should not live in a world where no-one makes pink typewriters, and through dedicated research and experience we have strived to bring these typewriters back.

Using professional painting techniques we have been able to transform any typewriter into a dazzling re-conditioned pink beauty, and we know how to make sure it works too. We now customise the keys from black to white, and although the pink remains our first love, we have branched into various colours to give these typewriters a new lease of life that can be customised to your specific colour requests.

We started this business 5 years ago and since then have sold pieces to over 150 customers internationally, even to the Etsy team themselves, and been featured in Interiors magazines such as Homes and Gardens and V&OAK.

We love what we do, and take pride in the care and attention given to each order, I personally correspond with each customer every step of the way to make sure I give them exactly what they want, resulting in many happy customers being able to enjoy these wonderful machines again.

http://clairelasecretaire.com

Announcement

Last year we were featured in ELLE magazine, The Times, and The Sunday TImes! This year we will be doing capsule sales, selling small collections of one-offs on pre determined sale dates which you can be party to if you sign up to our mailing list on our website: www.clairelasecretaire.com

In 1955, the Royal Typewriter Company in USA began manufacturing bubblegum pink typewriters as part of their Quiet Deluxe range. The world wasn't ready for these beauties and sadly they stopped making them in 1957. We at Claire La Secrétaire believe we should not live in a world where no-one makes pink typewriters, and through dedicated research and experience we have strived to bring these typewriters back.

Using professional painting techniques we have been able to transform any typewriter into a dazzling re-conditioned pink beauty, and we know how to make sure it works too. We now customise the keys from black to white, and although the pink remains our first love, we have branched into various colours to give these typewriters a new lease of life that can be customised to your specific colour requests.

We started this business 5 years ago and since then have sold pieces to over 150 customers internationally, even to the Etsy team themselves, and been featured in Interiors magazines such as Homes and Gardens and V&OAK.

We love what we do, and take pride in the care and attention given to each order, I personally correspond with each customer every step of the way to make sure I give them exactly what they want, resulting in many happy customers being able to enjoy these wonderful machines again.

http://clairelasecretaire.com

Anne Elise Atkinson

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Anne Elise Atkinson

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For the Love of Pink Typewriters

In 1955, the Royal Typewriter Company in USA began manufacturing bubblegum pink typewriters as part of their Quiet Deluxe range. Inevitably the fashion and trends changed, they moved onto other designs and the last pink Royal was made in 1957. This makes them extremely rare - especially outside of the USA, but we at Claire La Secrétaire believe that the world needs more pink typewriters, and through dedicated research and experience we have strived to bring these typewriters back. Using professional painting techniques we have been able to transform any typewriter into a dazzling re-conditioned pink beauty, and we know how to make sure it works too. We now customise the keys from black to white, and although the pink remains our first love, we have branched into various colours to give these typewriters a new lease of life that can be customised to your specific colour requests.

We started this business 3 years ago and since then have sold pieces to over 150 customers internationally, even to the Etsy team themselves, and been featured in Interiors magazines such as Homes and Gardens and V&OAK.

We love what we do, and take pride in the care and attention given to each order, I personally correspond with each customer every step of the way to make sure I give them exactly what they want.

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Shop members

  • Annie Atkinson

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Claire La Secretaire is run by Anne Elise Atkinson. A degree in Decorative arts, and an obsession with fixing things and painting things blossomed into a passion for mechanical objects and trying to make them beautiful!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 11, 2014
Hello and welcome to my shop! We recondition and customise vintage typewriters to suit your needs.

If you would like to have a typewriter reconditioned and resprayed to order please message me and we will discuss your needs.
The process of re-conditioning the typewriters takes 2-3 weeks and involves cleaning thoroughly, removing any rust, removing the original paint, then a series of sanding downs, sprayings and finally varnishing.
If the keys are not suited to the new look, we can change the colour and font to suit too (nb not the actual keys, just the colour!)
If you have a style of typewriter in mind we can source it for you, bear in mind the rarer it is the longer it will take to find that particular model.

Recently featured on Classic Bride's blog for Valentine gift ideas! http://www.classicbride.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentines-gift-guide-2012.html

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Custom orders are payable in full once a design has been agreed. The payment can be done via paypal or bank transfer - please be aware you may incur charges for international bank transfer.
From the time the payment is made you have 24 hours to cancel, you will receive a refund for your item minus a £50 fee for any design work if applicable (this means if I have done Photoshop mock-ups for you).
Shipping
All typewriters are sent via courier, fully tracked and with enhanced insurance against breakages. An item once shipped internationally with a courier will take up to 4 days to arrive.
If the item is damaged on arrival you must take pictures of the item and packaging and send them to me within 2 days, I will then claim via the shipping company.

SHIPPING TO HONG KONG
If you live in Hong Kong you are required to protect your item with higher enhanced insurance against damages in the post. Please contact me for a quote.

BIKE BELLS
All bike bells are sent via tracked Airsure or Special Delivery . You may request economy post at a cheaper rate, this is untracked, and can take up to 2-3 weeks to arrive overseas as we send from the UK. In the event the item does not arrive we cannot replace the item, we can only refund you the money after one month of it not having arrived, note we will only do this where the address was written correctly by the buyer.

If the address is incorrect on the order, and it has been written incorrectly by the buyer then you are not entitled to a refund or replacement if the item does not arrive.
Refunds and Exchanges
I endevour to give all information about an item in the listing and will never knowingly miss-sell anything. All typewriters are checked and working before they are sent out, and if you find it is faulty, it may be a simple thing that can be fixed easily, so please email me and I will talk you through it.

Item Broken:
If the item arrives broken, a refund can be given. For this to be eligible for a refund the item must be physically dented, pieces snapped off, or cracked.

In this instance photos of the damage are required in order to claim on insurance. A refund must be requested within 2 days of receipt of the item.
Original packaging must be kept at delivery address if claim is to be pursued. Failure to do so may void the claim.
Items that have arrived damaged must be kept at the delivery address for inspection by the carrier if required.

Machine not broken but faulty:
In this instance please message me as it is usually something simple, and I can talk you through it.
If you cannot do this then the item must be returned to me be fixed and re-sent. The shipping must be arranged by the customer..

No refunds are given for the item being a slightly different colour than expected - this is down to monitor settings. A pantone reference can always be given in advance of ordering if there is any worry of this.
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claire la secretaire
www.etsy.com/shop/clairelasecretaire
Unit F10 Roden House
Nottingham
NG1 2EP
07845668408
annie [!at] clairelasecretaire.com

This document was last updated on February 08, 2014

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