Located in downtown Bremerton Washington, we repair and refurbish all brands of typewriters. While we repair all types of typewriters, we especially specialize in vintage items.
We repair and refurbish everything from modern IBM Selectrics to Underwood typewriters from the 1900’s.
A short list of typewriters we service:
- Corona (Smith-Corona)
- L.C. Smith
Our general labor rate for the overhaul of manual, mechanical typewriters is $55/hour. We usually have a significant service and repair backlog, and the turnaround time is currently 2 to 3 months. This is from the time a typewriter arrives at our door until it’s ready to go back out into service. For simple services we normally have it back to you in a few days.
We will give you a general estimate which proves accurate for the refurbishment of most machines. In the event of any unusual circumstances which may drive the cost higher than we quoted, we are happy to discuss the particular details. If the new estimate proves cost prohibitive we return the typewriter, un-repaired, with no charge for the estimate. This system works very well for the vast majority of our repairs, which arrive at or below estimate.
Like Mr. Montgomery says; it’s not a restoration folks. While we try our best to make the machines look good, our intention is to refurbish an appliance for use, not to create a pretty museum piece. We leave that to the ardent collector.