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A Word About Buying a Typewriter Online

  I don't know how many typewriters we've sold on our online store and shipped across the country but there have been dozens.  We've even shipped a typewriter as far away as Hawaii while shipping some just down the road from us. If you've never attempted to ship a large, heavy, fragile item before, it's a real challenge.  Generally speaking, it's always a bad idea to subject a vintage typewriter to the rigors of shipping but it can be done fairly successfully.  Over the last three years, we've learned the best practices of shipping a typewriter while also experiencing what it's like to have a typewriter arrive at your door that someone didn't pack well and see the damage that...

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Vintage Portable Typewriters Being Refurbished

I have purchased several portable vintage typewriters that I am in the process of refurbishing and that will be available for purchase in the next several weeks.  A few of those include: A Royal Speed King Portable Typewriter A Smith-Corona Silent Portable Typewriter A Remington Quiet-Riter Portable Typewriter An Olympia SM9 Portable Typewriter A Blue IBM Selectric I Electric Typewriter I have several more in storage but these are the ones that will be getting my attention soon.  All very nice machines.  Most will get a freshly recovered rubber platen!  All will receive a machine that has been thoroughly cleaned, lubricated, adjusted, and tested. If you're interested in any of these, let me know.  

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The Second Annual Kentucky Typer Type-In - May 27

Attend our second annual type-in in downtown Lexington, KY! No matter your age, you're invited to this free-to-the-public event. Bring a typewriter if you have one. Unplug and experience the world of analog typewriters! Type a letter, create a poem, and find your inner writer/reporter! We'd love for you to come! When?  Saturday, May 27.  4:00-7:00 p.m. Where?  The Plantory (501 W 6th St, Ste 250, Lexington, Kentucky 40508) Cost?  Free! What Else Should I Know?  You could win a prize just by attending! If interested, sign-up on our Facebook page or email me (info@kytyper.com). Take a look at some photos from last year's type-in!    

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