TYPEWRITER FIRST-AID Kit® , Complete Basic Care for Manual Typewriters


If you’re a member of the “TYPOSPHERE”, chances are you own a typewriter in need of a basic cleaning.

But WHAT to use? And HOW?

Teipiadur's TYPEWRITER FIRST AID KIT® is the answer: A DIY all-inclusive kit for primary typewriter care, plus some general good advice to protect and preserve your analog muse.


This comprehensive care kit is also ECO-FRIENDLY, EASY TO USE and SUSTAINABLE.

Your 15-piece kit includes EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR MULTIPLE CLEANINGS, including a detailed, easy-to-follow, COLOR-ILLUSTRATED guide that will have your typewriter in tip-top shape in no time at all.


The Teipiadur FIRST-AID KIT uses non-toxic, biodegradable, reusable, recyclable, eco-friendly tools you can feel good about.



- 3-piece "Apothecary" Set = All-Purpose Non-Toxic Cleaner, Machine Oil, Neutral Spirits
- Bundle of 25 XL Wood/Cotton Double-Sided Swabs (50 SWABS TOTAL!)
- Cleaning Brushes - Bamboo, Natural Bristle, Reusable Nylon Bristle
- Kraft Deco Field Notes Log Book
- Flour Sack Kit Bag + Apothecary Burlap Bag
- 1 NEW Black & Red Inked Ribbon OR 1 NEW Black Ribbon - choose option at checkout
- Microfiber Cleaning Cloth + European Sponge Cloth
- Dual-Purpose Bamboo Sticks + Typebar Assist Rubber Band + Wet Wipes

This kit has been carefully assembled to mirror the very tools used in the TEIPIADUR workshop where the focus is L0W-WASTE, ECO-FRIENDLY & NON-TOXIC.

The Apothecary supplies will last for 2-6 cleanings depending on how dirty your typewriter is. The bottles are refillable for future use. The included low viscosity machine oil will last many months.

The microfiber towel and Euro sponge cloth are both multi-use towels that are washable and reusable. (Always launder colors separately in case of bleeding, especially on the first wash.)

The biodegradable wood and cotton swabs are 2-sided with dual-style tips - one pointy and one rounded - on each 6" wooden stick. These specialty long-handle swabs feature compacted heads that shed less lint than regular cotton swabs and are highly absorbent for professional cleaning.

As with all items sold in the Teipiadur shop, this kit has been thoroughly tested and vetted by Sam. If you have any questions regarding the kit or use of, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

The TYPEWRITER FIRST AID KIT® will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail.

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Teipiadur cannot guarantee contents will remain undisturbed during the Customs Inspection process - some countries are more rigorous than others. Please take your country's customs practices into consideration before purchasing. Teipiadur Does Not offer refunds for damaged goods due to postal mishandling.


USPS Priority Mail shipping is included for U.S. deliveries inside the 50 states; should you need to upgrade to expedited shipping, these options are available at an additional cost to the buyer during checkout, as are international shipping options.

Please expect normal delays for delivery outside the U.S.A. due to customs. Within the 50 states, should delays occur, please show consideration for our valued USPS workers during this tumultuous time.

Shipping within the continental U.S.A is free.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING is available to most countries, please add to cart to see if your location qualifies - shipping cost is not included for international sales and will be the buyer's responsibility to purchase.



Thank you for your patronage stay safe out there.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

3-5 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 3 business days
  • Europe : 6 - 10 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

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

All machines are insured when shipped and generally do not require signature upon delivery given the ongoing Pandemic.
If you would prefer your order to be signed for, please notify the shop when 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

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.


Teipiadur is a registered business and TEIPIADUR and TYPE OFF THE GRID. are trademarked by Teipiadur LLC.
All images shown in this shop are protected under Intellectual Property law and/or Copyright
Copyright is retained by Teipiadur following the sale of all items.
Graphics, original-designed merchandise and Teipiadur branding may not be reproduced or resold without the express permission of Sam @ Teipiadur.
Not for commercial use.

This kit is awesome! Has everything you need to clean your typewriter including directions. Well worth the price. Thank You Sam!

I have purchased from this shop several times and the quality of Sam’s products, the quick shipping, and her delightful packaging exceeds any other purchase I have ever made on Etsy or any other online store. Every purchase has made me feel like a child at Christmas. I have made at least 5 separate purchases; each one a delight - a typewriter, paper, ribbon, a maintenance kit and more.

Great quality product! Exactly like the description and then some, exceeded my expectations. Personalized and clearly put together with patience and a love by the seller. Got to Hawaii very quickly. Highly recommend this seller

The perfect Christmas gift for a writer! Sam made it very personable and fun to open! I can’t wait to give this as a gift! 12/10 recommend!

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