Typewriter for sale in Ireland

Where to buy a Typewriter in Ireland?

 At Mr and Mrs Vintage typewriters, we had the honour to supply the Republic of Ireland with typewriters since we started our typewriter restoration business in 2016. 

During the Christmas of 2017, we sold around 15 typewriters all over Ireland and word of mouth was a key. Thankfully, during the 2019 Christmas season alone, We sold around 60 typewriters to all areas around Ireland and specially after we introduced the Free Shipping to all counties and cities. We shipped to all parts of Dublin the Capital, Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Leithrim, Laois, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow and all in 1-3 working days without any hassle. 

100s of Happy clients, friends, repeating customers that trust us to prepare their typewriters and safely and promptly deliver.

 

Typewriters for sale in Ireland

To see our working typewriters for sale, please press on "Shop Now" on the main menu or press on our LOGO 

Typewriter restoration in Ireland is an easy process as many kind clients sent us their typewriters for repair and restoration (we helped them in packing process when needed) and we sent them back their typewriters to be treasured for years to come. 

Therefore, please do not hesitate to contact us for any special order or query about any of our restored and working typewriters. 

Thank you

Walid Saad

Mr and Mrs Vintage typewriters. 

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What are the Best typewriters for writers & novelists

What are the Best typewriters for writers & novelists

What are the best heavy duty typewriters to be used by writers and novelists.

Therefore, the Top 10 typewriters are the following:

  1. Remington portable 2 Typewriter
  1. Adler Tippa S Typewriter
  1. Brother Deluxe Typewriter  
  1. Remington Victor S Typewriter or Victor T. Similar also to Smith Premier Model 5 Typewriter.  
  1. Smith Corona Super Silent Typewriter (5th Series) & Smith Corona Standard Typewriter or Silent (Flat Topped) 
  1. Imperial Good Companion Model 1 Typewriter
  1. Olympia SM2 Typewriter, Olympia SM3 Typewriter, or Olympia SM4 Typewriter
  1. Olivetti Lettera 32 Typewriter or Olivetti Lettera DL Typewriter (Olivetti Letter 33) 

 

  1. Olympia SM9 Typewriter ( Upgraded SM8)

 

  1. Hermes 3000 Typewriter

Honourable mentions. 

  • Underwood 4 Bank Typewriter
  • Royal P Typewriter
  • Olivetti Lettera 22

 

 

 

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What are the Typewriter Fonts & Typefaces?

What are the Typewriter Fonts & Typefaces?

Typewriter fonts and typefaces illustrated in one universal document showing Royal Typewriter, Imperial Typewriter, Hammond Typewriter and Olympia Typewriter fonts and typefaces.
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Where to buy a Typewriter in Australia?

Where to buy a Typewriter in Australia?

Australia & New Zealand are one of the furthest countries in the world to ship to from the United Kingdom, but, and due to the confidence of clients all over the world and in how we restore our typewriters and how we pack them and make them ready for shipping, we have been lucky to sell & safely ship more than 80 typewriters in the last three years to our beloved Australian clients & the number is increasing due to the word of mouth and due to our transparency through our website and Instagram account that shows our genuine work. 

For this reason, we decided to give Australia a special shipping rate due to high demand and to demolish all barriers stopping our Australian Clients from buying from the UK. 

Shipping cost starts from 34.99£ ( around 70 AUD) and increases as the cost of the typewriter increase. Average cost of shipping on eBay, Etsy & some private websites is 80£ to ship to our clients in Australia when the real cost is much less. 

Delivery is usually from 3-5 working days after payment. 

We Thankfully delivered all sort of typewriters to all areas around Australia and even a couple of times to Tasmania Island where we Delivered a Huge Imperial Model 50 to a client/Collector there. 

Pictures will show some of the machines that are now with our clients/Collectors in Australia. Several Imperial Good Companions, Copper plated Olympia, One Imperial 50 Typewriters and Many other typewriters that are now being used all over Australia. 

Typewriter in Australia

Typewriters in Australia.

 

Please check our Collections on the main page and please do not hesitate to contact us for any concerns or questions that might rise. 

With Gratitude, 

Walid Saad

Mr and Mrs Vintage Typewriters. 

 typewriters for sale in Australia

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What is Typewriter Art?

What is Typewriter Art?

What is Typewriter art? 

That was my Google Keyword Search when a Gentleman phoned me during the Christmas season of 2017 asking me for a typewriter that will type clearly and doesn't have any sticky keys and all that was after introducing himself as a "Typewriter Artist". 

So simply, Typewriter art is a form of art that uses a typewriter to draw a picture. 

Luckily, he explained to me that he uses his typewriters to draw patterns & simple drawings by clicking a certain letter and explained to me that there are many famous & talented Typewriter artists all around the world. 

One of the most talented artists are London Based Keira Rathbone & Robert Derfler from Germany. They both brilliantly draw faces, buildings and landscapes and i personally follow them on my Instagram and enjoy visiting their accounts. 

Picture Below shows the drawing of Frauenkirche in Dresden by Typewriter artist Robert Derfler who was able to make sure that his drawing are detailed and realistic to the extent that at the first glance you think its a pencil drawing. This art piece was one of his favourites.  

 typewriter art picture drawing using a typewriter of Frauenkirche in Dresden

The Main purpose of my article is not only to share with you the drawings drawn using a typewriter but it is to prove that typewriters have been an inspiration for many to draw like wise to people who used it to type their stories, letters, and notes.

The Typewriter will shift you to a new world where you are totally disconnected from the digital world and its perfection to a world where mistakes are acceptable and can be a lesson to become better instead of being slaves of the digital world that made everything easy and look perfect while leaving us struggling to discover our own talents and learning from our mistakes. 

That is another sign of the Typewriter revolution. 

Eiffel tower drawn using a typewriter

All picture Credits for Robert Derfler and you can find his art on

 https://typewriter-art.de//

 

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Which typewriter ribbon do i need for my typewriter?

Which typewriter ribbon do i need for my typewriter?

Which Typewriter Ribbon Model fits my typewriter?
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What is the cost to restore, repair, or service a typewriter?

What is the cost to restore, repair, or service a typewriter?

It is 2020 and i still get daily phone calls, emails or text messages from clients from all over the world for rough estimates of the cost of restoring a typewriter. 

The cost to restore a typewriter depends on the following options:

  1. The Model of the vintage typewriter 
  2. The current Cosmetic condition of the Typewriter
  3. The amount of grease, dirt, and grime inside the typewriter
  4. The mechanical condition of the typewriter.
  5. Where applicable, the kind of repairs to be done. 
  6. Where applicable, the parts to be replaced or re created. 
  7. Is the typewriter a portable or Desk typewriter

chrome rings removal and platen from typewriter

All this in hand, we usually give a rough estimate of the cost of labour and parts to restore any typewriter and usually the better estimate is when the typewriter is inspected on our work desk and when the client knows how much he can invest on his typewriter. 

Our cost range starts from 75£ to clean small portable typewriter from the 1970s and beyond up to 3000£ and maybe more for a full restoration  job of a rare typewriter or a dear one that needs a lot of attention & detailed work. 

Noiseless Typewriter company restoration

For Example, cost to restore an Olympia SM3 typewriter  starts from 200£.

cost of restoration of a Remington portable from the pre war era is starting 225£ due to work needed on their rubber rollers and washers. 

Cost of restoration of an Imperial good companion starts from 300£ up to 750£ depending on work to be done on this beautiful machines that always needs special attention. 

& finally, work on a Hermes 3000 will cost 350£ and more depending on how greasy it is and if the platen needs a new layer or not. 

Each typewriter has its own characteristics and cost to recondition it or restore it will differ.  

https://www.mrmrsvintagetypewriters.com/blogs/news/fully-restored-rheinmetall-georgian-layout-typewriter-from-georgia

Link above shows the details of our work on a rare Georgian keyboard typewriter that was specially prepared for a vivid Typewriter collector from Singapore.  

Since 2016, we have been trusted with various restoration projects for clients in the United Kingdom, Europe, The United States and the Far East as we have always aimed for a perfect from A to Z with perfect communication with our client concerning the work to be done and the work completed.

 

for a Free typewriter restoration quote, please contact us by email or phone with pictures of the typewriter:

email:

Info@MrMrsVintageTypewriters.com

Phone (Whatsapp) :

(+44) 07910032591   

 

platen restoration with rubber

 

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The typewriter restoration on The Repair Shop on BBC

The typewriter restoration on The Repair Shop on BBC

It was the Start of November 2018, one of the busiest month of the year at Mr and Mrs Vintage Typewriters where we are working long hours to prepare & restore typewriters to be ready & delivered before Christmas day. 

While watching a School performance for my daughter, i got a missed call and a voice message was left on my phone. Obviously, and specially those who know me best, i will not let a customer wait a lot before i call back to listen to his/her request, so when the performance was nearly finished, i left the hall and went outside to listen to one of the best voice messages i ever heard as it was someone from the production company that films  "The Repair Shop" asking us if we are able to participate as Typewriter Experts for Series 4.

Seriously?? 

Two years ago, we used to sit down and watch the wonderful craftsmanship on The Repair Shop and how it is indirectly related to our way of solving problems, restoring typewriters and dealing with every issue that faces us. 

A Dream? a Target? Don't know how to describe it, but it was a combination of both for sure and added to them our daily perseverance, commitment to excellence, hard work, dedication & most importantly, our drive to think outside of the box during the typewriter restoration process and learn or acquire new skills to be able to return these historical machines into the nearest condition to original. 

Back to the phone call, I took a minute to reflect and i called back and all i can remember from that minute, and after a certain process & various phone calls with production team and manager, Joujou & I have been officially invited as Typewriter Experts to film an episode of The Repair Shop in the Weald & Downland Living Museum in Chichester. 

Walid and Joujou the Typewriter restoration experts on the Repair Shop BBC

Happy? Jolly? Gratified? Blessed? Excited?? 

Lets say, we have been over the moon at least and the joy and happiness that we felt was unbelievable. 

We have been working for long hours during the month of November and working full threshold to make sure all our clients are happy and on the same page, we decided to be in our best while filming "The Repair Shop" as there is no excuse not play our top game on National TV & make sure we make a difference on the Typewriter we are going to restore. 

Before filming, the team has been so kind to us to make sure everything is ready for us while filming and the least we can say, everyone on the production team was beyond helpful and professional even before we meet them. 

The Typewriter that we will be restoring is a Corona 3 folding typewriter that belongs to a nice Lady and was passed to her from her Grand Grand mother through three generations. All we know at this stage is that its a Corona 3 and we sow a small video showing that it is not moving, not typing, No decals, and barely anything desirable about it other than it is a family heirloom and there is desire to return it back to working condition and looking much better than its current state. 

Its the First day in the Repair Shop, the day that we will be receiving the Typewriter from the lady and listening to her warm story before starting the restoration process. All i can remember is that i am trying to be cool about it and Joujou was so stressed but excited to start the filming. The team was so kind and helpful and i remember how Suzie Fletcher & Sonnaz were able to relax JouJou with their smiles and Kind words and i was having a small chat with the talented restorers Steve Fetcher, Stephen Kember and Brenton West guiding me on what to expect and how things go during the restoration process. 

Now its time to film, and we have been thankful for the help of William Kirk (Will) in welcoming the Lady and asking her questions about the typewriter and the story behind it. 

First impression, Typewriter is dull and all decals are scratched and a black tape covering them on the back and front. No identity for the Corona 3 and that was obvious. Secondly, the typewriter carriage was not working and not moving as it should as it felt loosed and not properly connected. Finally, the Case needed to be restored and Later Will returned it to a wonderful condition. 

Corona 3 Typewriter before restoration on the repair shop

Overall, The Corona 3 was in non usable condition and we decided to start a full typewriter dismantle job in hope we discover the main issue with the carriage. After checking the basic mechanical mechanisms inside the Typewriter, we noticed that the Bridge connecting the two sides of the Inner axes is dislocated and there was a missing screw that connects them. A very tight place, but that was the best challenge to start with while filming, and thankfully, all went perfect as no major damage done and the bridge now is sturdy enough to hold the carriage and allow the movement of the Carriage from side to side. 

Second major restoration was the removal of all the Typewriter key slugs. Yes, After the episode, we got many emails and messages on how we have been able to taken them out and put back as the Corona 3 is known to have limited space to squeeze hands inside it and its not a direct to the point job. Our answer was always, team work, and as long as it has been built this way, we can re build again. 

typewriter restoration on BBC the Repair Shop

One of the things that was not mentioned in the tight program transmission is how the tiny and non matching links connecting the keys got disconnected and loose inside the typewriter. We had to take out, re arrange in the right manner and re fit each one to its right key, one mistake, the keys will not take a full strike to the platen and all work needs to be repeated, and no one wants that as its was becoming late and everyone was tired. Best part, we have been able to successfully return all keys back after a proper polish and flushing the segment and making sure all keys are properly striking the platen.. a big relief.  

This was the first day of filming and we have been scheduled to film the return of the typewriter to the lady at a later date when we are also supposed to finalise the typewriter mechanism and put proper Decals on this beautiful machine. 

Second day of filming, the day we have to return the typewriter to the lady and make sure she types on it. We had to Drive as early as 5a.m. from Milton Keynes in the morning to reach as early as possible and film the part when we put new gold decals on the Corona 3. It was the day that Joujou was going to do nearly all the filming as she is the Decals expert, and she was all ready until we noticed that the Hair Dryer in the Barn is not powerful enough to apply the decal. That would be the worst part as we cant deliver a typewriter without the Decals. After a short while, Joujou decided to use a Heat gun, that was a risk, as it would melt all the decal, but with a lot of patience and expertise, Joujou was able to transfer all the decals on the machine on time. I have always stressed that the final results Joujou was able to reach was one of her best ever decal projects from A to Z as she worked a lot to reach such results and needed a lot patience, skill, and knowledge to be able to transfer all the home made gold decals to the Matte finished Metal plates and frame. On the same hand, at least 10 emails and messages sent to us to ask about the full and detailed process as what she have done is not easy specially applying decals on matte finished surfaces. 

Now its time for the Talented William Kirk to give us back the folding case of the Corona 3 and the least we could say is that he was able to restore it back to gorgeous condition with his smart ideas and experience. 

Finally, its time to return the Corona 3 Typewriter to the lady. Luckily, Jay Blades was there on that day of filming and he was helping us on that day. We know the Talented Jay Blades from "Money for nothing" as he thankfully asked us once to buy a Typewriter that was on its way to be thrown in the skip. 

Its now the last part of filming as The Lady arrived and we revealed the restored typewriter for her and she was so happy about it specially after she had her first go on her grandmas typewriter that she had for a long time without being able to type on it. 

The mixed emotions of happiness and satisfaction from the lady made our day and we felt that all the time spent restoring this typewriter was a success as we have been so tired and stressed about our first ever filming of a typewriter restoration and our first appearance as a husband and wife team as no where better to do that more than the award winning Program,"The Repair Shop" on the BBC Television. 

William Kirk & Walid and Joujou while restoring the Corona 3 typewriter case.

Corona 3 Typewriter restored on the Repair Shop BBC

 

 Jay Blades and Walid and Joujour typewriter experts on the repair shop BBC

 

All Images rights for BBC 

Can be Watched on BBC iPlayer on link below

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000499n

It will be on Netflix soon and available for United States viewers. 

 

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Typewriters in Hong Kong

Typewriters in Hong Kong

Mr and Mrs Vintage are the Best Typewriter Supplier to Hong Kong and the Far East of Asia.
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Hermes Typewriter restoration and service

Hermes Typewriter restoration and service

Hermes typewriter carriage removal

At Mr and Mrs Vintage Typewriters, we are proud to be able to deliver high quality restoration and service to all types of Hermes Typewriters. 

The Picture above of a Hermes 3000 typewriter shows an illustration of how we nearly fully dismantled the whole machine for a proper clean and adjusting for a perfectly smooth typing experience. 

We take out the Carriage and clean all the rails from all grease that accumulated throughout the years. On the one hand, the platen is taken out, treated, revived or replaced with a adding new rubber layer and then it will be put back again. 

Unfortunately the work done in the market is nearly a clean job and will never be as good as taking the carriage to flush all the dirt and grease for a smooth mechanical function. 

Hermes 3000 typewriter restoration

The Hermes typewriter Models that can be genuinely restored in our workshop are the following: 

  • Hermes 3000 (All types)
  • Hermes Media.
  • Hermes 2000 
  • Hermes Baby
  • Hermes Rocket

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us

We will be happy to give you a rough quote for the professional restoration job that we can offer. 

Thank you 

 

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Professional Olympia Typewriter Restoration and Repair

Professional Olympia Typewriter Restoration and Repair

How an Olympia SM3 Typewriter looks when we dismantle it and take the carriage and keys out.
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What Makes Mr and Mrs Vintage Typewriters different?

What Makes Mr and Mrs Vintage Typewriters different?

fully dismantled typewriter

 

The Picture above says it all. 

What we do in Mr and Mrs Vintage Typewriters is beyond cleaning these old machine and selling them back for a higher price. 

Each Typewriter at our store is nearly fully dismantled as the picture above displays and each one of these parts is individually cleaned to nearly its original condition and made ready to be put again inside the machine to make it perform as if it is re manufactured back in the days. 

Parts of the typewriter should be rust and grease free to operate in a proper way and they should be re fitted inside the typewriter in the right way so the full mechanism is operating as it should. 

Unfortunately, you can find a lot of "serviced" or "restored" typewriters on eBay, Etsy and even on private websites that resell typewriters but these are only "nearly" cleaned typewriters from dust and re-displayed in better pictures to impress the potential buyers with some technical jargons. 

At our shop, we welcomed many customers asking for help on typewriters that they paid a lot of money for and ended up getting filthy machines from the inside or a typewriter that was heavily oiled ( Which is very wrong and many still do it ) and these typewriters failed them after a couple of days or weeks as they are not ready for heavy typing or the oil reached places inside the typewriter & blocked its operation. 

 At our shop, your typewriter will be properly & genuinely adjusted and reconditioned for you to get the best results from your typewriter. We will align your Lower case and upper case, we will clean your type heads, we will revive your platen and change your rubber rollers underneath when needed, we will change the frame washers, we will replace worn springs, we will add missing screws, we will change the carriage return belt and adjust its tension, and we will check a lot of points on the typewriter to make sure you get what you paid for. 

Our integrity and transparency is a key to our success and we wont rest until you are delighted with your new typewriter and making sure that when anyone asks you where did you get this typewriter from, you will answer, with no hesitance, Mr and Mrs Vintage Typewriters. 

We are Walid and Joujou, Husband and wife team that will be always happy to reply to your emails, texts, phone calls, and chat requests on the website to help and assist in any way possible to recommend a typewriter or help you use your new typewriter, even a lot of clients used Face time with us to help them start using their new Typewriters. 

Last November, we filmed an episode on the award winning show, The Repair Shop, on BBC one as we have been invited as Typewriter guest experts to restore a 1920s Corona 3 Folding Typewriter. It was an honour to participate and be a part of this skilful team, in other words, it was like an award to us for our continuous hard work, commitment, honesty and passion for our craft. 

So, why rely on Mr and Mrs Vintage Typewriters?

It is because we will be doing a lot of effort behind the scenes so you open your professionally packed typewriter on its due Delivery date and unwrap it to get your new typing companion that we put all our passion and skill in to prepare it for you. 

It is because after three years of genuine typewriter restoration, we are recognised and trusted by a lot of world wide collectors & individuals to source, repair, restore, recondition and prepare maybe the best typewriters from around the world for the years to come and to add them to their personal typewriter collection. 

It is because we will personally prepare your machine from the moment it arrives to our store to the moment you type your first key.  We, Walid and Joujou, wont depend on employees or assistants to do a job we decided it will be personal from the day we created Mr and Mrs Vintage Typewriters. 

Mr and Mrs Vintage Typewriters are Walid and Joujou Saad that are dedicated to up the standards in the Typewriter restoration field and try to elevate our service delivery to be always distinguished in the Market as leading Typewriter restoration experts in the UK and around the World. 

Therefore, if you want to make sure what you read is right, try one of our Typewriters and typed paragraphs above will be translated into a distinguished typewriter that you will never forget. 

With Gratitude, 

Walid and Joujou, 

Mr and Mrs Vintage Typewriters. 

 

 

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