How we Restore & Repair Typewriters?

At Mr & Mrs Vintage Typewriters, We repair and restore each Typewriter with our own hands so we make sure that your machine is properly & genuinely serviced, reconditioned or restored for direct usage by you. 

Manual Typewriter restoration & service is a delicate process that needs more than training and experience to make sure these machines smoothly run. In other words, it takes passion, innovation, commitment and determination to keep up to the highest standards when rejuvenating these wonderful Typewriters. 

In our Workshop, we have always used unconventional ways to return these machines to a spectacular condition while making sure it will serve the new owner for years to come. 

On the other hand, we have the original Typewriter repair tools accompanied with lots of current material and professional machines that help us make the process easier and much efficient. 

Each Typewriter is treated as a special project and will be dismantled, cleaned, serviced, and then reassembled to test all its options and making sure it will perfectly serve its purpose. 

We have refurbished & sold more than 3000 Typewriters in the last 4 Years from all makes, models, and years. Never limited to a certain type of Typewriters, 

Please scroll down for pictures of our typewriters before being reassembled and finished to be ready for sale.  

Walid and Joujou restore a typewriter in The Repair Shop on BBC

Picture rights for the BBC.

We pride ourselves to be able to nearly fully dismantle typewriters into a condition where we are able to deeply clean and restore them in a genuine way. 

Such a project rejuvenates the typewriter & takes a lot of precision work and dedication to make sure everything is also back in place at the end. 

Pictures below show two restoration projects on a royal P and an Olympia SM3 that have been fully restored to excellent conditions and now are  part of a special collection at one part of the world. 

 Click on the picture to see the transformation we managed on this Family Heirloom. 

Rusty Imperial typewriter restoration


Royal typewriter restoration

professional Olympia typewriter restoration

Hermes 3000 Typewriter Carriage taken out for the deepest clean this Model can ever have. We pride ourselves to make sure this model is not less than perfect before usage by its new owner. (Picture Says it all)

Hermes 3000 Typewriter carriage removed

Each Ring of our Imperial Typewriters will be taken out, cleaned, polished, & re fitted to look great. This is a picture of an Imperial Good Companion Model 1 Typewriter. fully rescued from a parts machine to a wonderfully looking Typewriter and smoothly typing writing companion. 

Imperial good companion model 1 Typewriter key rings clean

Imperial Good companion typewriter key rings cleaned & polished.

We pride ourselves to prepare and restore the  best Imperial good Companions in the market as we make sure each key is taken out for a proper clean and segment flushing so typing will be smooth. 

Noiseless typewriter restoration

Imperial typewriter restoration

Must do job of cleaning small Typewriters from accumulated dirt from inside the Typewriter. The pictures on the right is what you have to expect from Typewriters sold without professional clean. 


 Cleaning of the Typewriter key

Key Slugs & Segment cleaned and polished of the Rheinmetall Typewriter. 

Typewriter Key slugs Cleaned.

Rheinmetall typewriter Springs and Internal Mechanism cleaned. 

Rheinmetall typewriter service

Cleaning Process of a Portable Typewriter, See the accumulated Dirt inside it from over 50 years

the inside of a Portable typewriter

Royal Deluxe Typewriter (Full Restoration project with Keys off for a Good polish)

This Typewriter Arrived to us in extremely Bad Condition and we will Share the Results Soon. 

Keys Are Individually cleaned from Mould & age Signs, then Polished to look Great. 

Royal Typewriter Royal Typewriter deluxeRoyal Typewriter Typewriter Keys Clean

 Royal 10 (New Rubber Layer & Deep Clean inside out from top and bottom)


Starting July 2018, we have been able to professionally re-coat Typewriter platens (Black Roller) with a New Rubber layer to make sure the typing is less Noisy and to avoid harming the key types from the hardened platen. We are the only Store in the UK that can professionally and properly do this job on selected Machines that deserve an extended life.  

Important note: This process is different than Shrink Tube platen covering. What we do do is literally taking out the old platen and re covering it, professionally, with a new rubber layer that will look the same as the original one when manufactured. 

Typewriter platen re coating with new Rubber Layer.

Measuring the platen rubber of a typewriter

Worn typewriter feed roller restoration

Imperial Good Companion Model 1 Typewriter 

Imperial Good Companion Model 1

Hammond Multiplex Typewriter ( All Keys Individually Cleaned and Refurbished)  

Rare Imperial Model D portable Typewriter (Fully Dismantled for a perfect Rejuvenation)

Imperial Model D Typewriter (Dismantled)


 Brother Deluxe Typewriter Keys Whitened and re fitted on the Typewriter