Teipiadur

Fine Vintage Writing Machines & Analog Accessories

California, United States

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Announcement    Getting ready for NANOWRIMO? FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET WRITING HERE:

MUSE...
- 1963 OLIVETTI STUDIO 44, Italian Industrial Design at its finest, a true workhorse
- 1968 COUGAR in beautiful blue/teal, a sweet quirky typer from Smith Corona

+ SUPPLIES...
- Typewriter First Aid Kit®
- Vintage Typing Paper
- Freshly Inked Ribbon available in NYLON, COTTON or SILK
- Analog Field Notebooks
- Corona 3-Bank Skin for Mac Laptops
- Artist Series Analog Postcards

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Follow the Teipiadur Instagram account for shop updates and coming attractions.
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Announcement

Last updated on Sep 9, 2021

Getting ready for NANOWRIMO? FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET WRITING HERE:

MUSE...
- 1963 OLIVETTI STUDIO 44, Italian Industrial Design at its finest, a true workhorse
- 1968 COUGAR in beautiful blue/teal, a sweet quirky typer from Smith Corona

+ SUPPLIES...
- Typewriter First Aid Kit®
- Vintage Typing Paper
- Freshly Inked Ribbon available in NYLON, COTTON or SILK
- Analog Field Notebooks
- Corona 3-Bank Skin for Mac Laptops
- Artist Series Analog Postcards

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Follow the Teipiadur Instagram account for shop updates and coming attractions.
https://www.instagram.com/teipiadur/

Items

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About Teipiadur

Sales 192
On Etsy since 2018

Rescuing & Rejuvenating Vintage Manual Typewriters for this generation and the next, no WiFi password required.

TEIPIADUR: Noun (Welsh for “typewriter”)
IPA: /tei̯pˈjadɨ̞r/ [North-Wales]

Teipiadur was started out of my garage and like all great "start-ups" led to the best job of my life. Simply put, I decided to share my obsession with the goal of re-introducing analog machines into the lives of others and encouraging a much-needed detox from the stress of the digital world we live in.
Since 2017 I have sourced previously owned manual typewriters from thrift stores, estate sales, auctions and private sellers with an eye towards mid-century models of good repute.
These are cleaned, serviced and repaired as needed then put through rigorous testing to make sure they are ready for another 50+ years.
Every typewriter is researched and as much detail about each individual model is provided in the listing with full transparency as to the machine’s condition.
As the business has grown Teipiadur has expanded to offer freshly-inked typewriter ribbons, vintage typing paper and the indispensable multi-use TYPEWRITER FIRST-AID KIT®
Whether you are a collector, a newbie, an artist or a business connoisseur, and regardless of age, a typewriter can add meaning and value to your life.
Typewriters are a balm for the stress of the digital world.
They require no passwords, no charging cable, no electronic connection; they are impervious to power outages and spilled beverages.
The creative flow positively gushes when writing on a manual typewriter: No rabbit holes to fall into, no crashing, no forgotten passwords, no spellcheck, no blinking cursor, and best of all, UNHACKABLE.

TYPEWRITERS ARE THE ANTIDOTE, trust me I know - I own a few dozen myself and have no further need for conventional medicine or therapists.

Join the Typoshere today: Start your digital detox and #typeoffthegrid

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Shop members

  • Sam Whitmer

    Owner, Customer Service, Buyer

    Specializing in mid-century reliable typewriter makes + models: I procure previously owned typewriters from estate sales, auctions and thrift shops, then clean, test + service each prior to listing. I also create and sell typewriter related goods.

Production partners

  • Sondra Holtzman

    Bend, OR

    Sondra Holtzman is a renowned artist best known for her watercolor and analog addiction. Together, Sandy and Sam have created this one-of-a-kind analog postcard for all those who love vintage typewriters.

  • United Kingdom of Decals

    Warsaw, Poland

    UnitedKingdomofDecal specializes in handmade decals for digital devices. Produced from ultra fine vinyl from the USA Made in the European Union

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Sep 18, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Please let me know if you would like a personalized message sent with your purchased item, especially if it is a gift - I will include in the packaging with 24-hr notice of ship date.

Care instructions

I insure all my machines when shipping and generally require signature upon receipt, especially if it's a non-residential address. If you would like your item delivered without the signature requirement, please notify the shop upon ordering.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Packaging these delicate machines for shipment is a must and Teipiadur uses high quality cardboard boxes, lots of peanuts, bubble wrap, airbags, strapping tape to reinforce box corners,and specific handling labels for the carrier to understand the fragility of their freight. All typewriters are fully insured and trackable.

If your purchase is a gift, choose Teipiadur Gift Wrap from the shop listings and add to cart for an added special touch.
Be sure to communicate the name of the gift recipient and any personal message to be included.

Will I Need To Purchase a Ribbon for my Typewriter

Not right away. Every typewriter sold on Teipiadur comes with a brand new ribbon installed so you may begin typing at once. The type of ribbon installed on your new typewriter is clearly denoted in the listing.
Here is the 411 on ribbon:
A new NYLON ribbon will last for @ 350 pages of type; a new COTTON ribbon is good for @ 700 pages, and a premium SILK ribbon is good for up to 1500 pages.

Return & Exchange Policy Explained

While Teipiadur has an *ALL SALES ARE FINAL* policy, I prioritize customer satisfaction. If your order arrives severely damaged, or not functioning please contact me immediately - WITHIN 3 DAYS OF DELIVERY - and document any defects. All machines are sold in full working order so damage or functionality concerns will likely be a shipping issue. Failure to notify me within this parameter will nullify your claim and limit my ability provide reparation.

Vintage 101

VINTAGE - as applied to typewriters in this shop - means the typewriters are likely older than you, or possibly your parents.

All machines are in USED / PREVIOUSLY OWNED condition, bearing age-related marks + wear conducive to time and use.

Every typewriter sold on Teipiadur has been serviced/restored to full functionality, cleaned, inside and out, polished and listed with accurate notes and pictures depicting any major flaws or discrepancies.

While all typewriters offered for sale are in perfect working condition, expect your typewriter to show some visible signs of age. These are generally a testament to the machine's charm and history, not detractors.

Always ask questions before purchasing to insure your satisfaction.

Shipping News

Teipiadur offers FREE SHIPPING on all domestic orders within the continental U.S.

If you prefer expedited shipping, simply choose that option at checkout and the additional shipping charge will be added to your final cost.

If local pickup in Sonoma, CA is desired, a flat shipping fee of $35 will be refunded once the transaction is complete.

Additional charges may apply for the following:
P.O. Box
APO/FPO
Alaska
Hawaii

Should the above apply, please provide your ZIP code with request for custom rate prior to your checkout.

PLEASE NOTE: Teipiadur generally ships via USPS as they take the greatest care in handling these delicate machines and deliver in an expedited manner with reliable tracking.

Care instructions

A personalized letter is included with each typewriter and details basic operational instructions as well as some useful typewriter related links.

NOTE: Please be mindful of the 3-day window to provide feedback regarding performance issues. Please give your typewriter a test run right away - Teipiadur WILL NOT be responsible for mechanical issues reported after 72 hours of receipt.