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.



- COMPREHENSIVE EASY-STEP INSTRUCTION GUIDE with COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS + bonus ribbon changing guide + general tips & tricks
- 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
- 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 & insured via USPS Priority Mail.


GOT PAPER? : Choose TEIPIADUR FINE TYPING PAPER from the shop listings and add to cart before checkout to receive a specially assembled pack of assorted typing paper and vintage letterhead for you and your new analog muse.


IF THIS IS A GIFT : Choose TEIPIADUR GIFT OPTIONS from the shop listings and add to cart before checkout to elevate your tribute to *Best-Gift-Ever* status.



USPS Priority 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 Covid 19 and customs. Within the 50 states, should delays occur, please show consideration for our valued USPS workers during this pandemic & election year.

Shipping within the continental U.S.A is free.
Hawaii and Alaska, please contact before purchase as there may be additional costs associated with delivery.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING is available to some 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

1-2 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

I insure all my machines when shipping and generally require signature upon receipt, especially if it's a non-residential address. If you would like your item delivered without the signature requirement, please notify the shop upon 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.

I love everything from this shop. Especially the adorable packaging. I might need to bring home every beat up typewriter I see now, just to have an excuse to use this kit~~~~~~

Love the kit. Customer service was great—received an email promptly from the shop owner who tailored my kit to my specific typewriter and included a ribbon-changing guide, which I greatly appreciate. Several of the containers leaked during shipping so I lost about 1/3 of the cleaner/lubricant by the time it arrived at my house and I had to clean off all of the other items in the kit before using them, but that’s not the seller’s fault. If I need another kit in the future I will likely return to this shop.

Very nice package, and well packed. This is just as described and will be so useful as I just bought two manual typewriters. Growing up and going to school during the '50's and '60's, I know manual typewriters because that is all we had to use for book reports, etc. Wish I had this kit back then, I might still have my Olivetti typewriter. This kit will get great use when the time comes. I only hope if I run out of anything, I can find replacements. Thank you for a great kit. Stay safe and well. Respectfully.

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