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CAN YOU STILL BUY RIBBON
Here are some of the most asked questions
WHERE CAN I BUY A TYPEWRITER?
Good question. If you are local or visiting Southern California, swing by our shop in the arts district of downtown Los Angeles. If you are hunting in the wild, visit your local thrift stores or yard sales.
Even ask around. You might be surprised who has an old typewriter hanging out in the closet.
WHAT KIND OF MAINTENANCE IS NEEDED?
Typewriters are pretty sturdy machines that take some effort to break. But that doesn't mean they won't need some maintenance from time to time. The main issue most people fall into are stuck keys. This happens when a machine hasn't seen movement in awhile and dust and grime builds up in between the key segments. That is an easy fix that you can do on your own. The best solution is to use rubbing alcohol (91% or higher) to clean it.
If it's Ernest Hemmingway's personal typewriter, then it's worth some serious money. But if not, chances are it's not as rare as you think. Millions of typewriters have been produced over the years. Most households and businesses had one back in the day. What is rare, is the condition. If you have a good working typewriter that is in pristine condition you are winning!
ARE TYPEWRITERS RARE?
HOW MUCH ARE YOUR TYPEWRITERS?
I love to keep my prices fair compared to what's out there. My goal is for people to continue to use and celebrate these wonderful machines. If every typewriter was thousands of dollars, then no one would want to touch them. Low end $80-$120. High end $350- $525 Most fall in the $225-$350 range. Only a few collectors pieces can be found past the $525 range.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TYPEWRITER?
One with an alphabet...
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