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<strong>Welcome to the Typewriter Wiki</strong>
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<div style="top:+0.2em; font-size:161%;">..the wiki for old writing machines!.</div>
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Before you is a repository of typewriter information for and by collectors, mechanics, users, and all around weirdos like yourself.
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We are a small group of typewriter-enthusiasts that are trying to get some common information written down and preserved for all to see. Please note that this is NOT to replace the [https://typewriterdatabase.com/ Typewriter Database] or Wikipedia, but instead is an effort to expand on those great resources. This site was created by the  [https://discord.gg/ws5Gzaf Typewriter Discord server], so if you would like to help out, go there and ask in the #typewriterwiki channel. [https://discord.gg/ws5Gzaf Here's an invite].
  
== Getting started ==
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Please note that the Typewriter Wiki is still quite new, so please mind our dust as we complete pages and add more content.
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* Having problems with your typewriter? [[Common Problems]]  
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===Buying A Typewriter===
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* How do I choose a typewriter? Which ones are good or valuable? [[Recommended Machines]]
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* I want a typewriter. What should I get? [[How To Buy a Typewriter]]
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* How can I ensure my typewriter gets here safely? [[Shipping Damage]]
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===My First Typewriter===
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* Have a question? [[Common Questions]]  
 
* Don't know what that thingy is called?  [[Typewriter Anatomy]].
 
* Don't know what that thingy is called?  [[Typewriter Anatomy]].
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* I just got a typewriter. Where should I start? [[How to Use Your New (Or Old!) Typewriter]]
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* Oh no! My machine came in the mail, but it's wrecked! [[Shipping Damage]]
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* How do I make =, +, $, £, etc. my typewriter doesn't have? [[Special Characters]]
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*Identify your Typewriter in [[Typewriter Classifications]]
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===Repair and Maintenance===
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* I just got a typewriter, and it's dirtier than my basement! [[Typewriter Cleaning and Cleanliness]]
 
* A Repairman's Toolkit [[Common tools, solvents, chemicals, and their Uses]]
 
* A Repairman's Toolkit [[Common tools, solvents, chemicals, and their Uses]]
* I want a typewriter. What should I get? [[How To Buy a Typewriter]]
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* Specialty Typewriter Tools [[Specialized Typewriter Tools]]
* I just got a typewriter. Where should I start? [[How to Use Your New (Or Old!) Typewriter]]
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* Help! Something's Wrong! [[Repair]]
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An alphabetical list of brands and models can be found in the article [[:Category:Typewriter]]. Each entry in this list is a link to a page containing historical and technical information about that specific typewriter model.  
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=== Highlights: [[:Category:Typewriter|Machines We Love]] ===
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*[[Blickensderfer No. 6]] 
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*[[Underwood 4-Bank Standard Portable]]   
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*[[Hammond]] 
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*[[Hermes 3000]]       
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*[[IBM Selectric]]                                                   
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*[[Royal Quiet De Luxe]]
  
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==Brand Page==
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Use this page to search for machines based off branding, instead of just the massive list of typewriters thrown at your face.<br />
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[[:Category:Typewriter Brands]]
  
== Highlights: [[Typewriter Makes and Models]] ==
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Images of typewriters from the wiki: <br />
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[[Gallery]]
  
[[Blickensderfer no.5]]
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[[Typewriter Wiki:About]]
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IMPORTANT [[Typewriter Wiki:General disclaimer]] IMPORTANT

Latest revision as of 18:26, 25 May 2022

Welcome to the Typewriter Wiki.
..the wiki for old writing machines!.
..featuring 150 pages!

Site Contents

Welcome to the wiki!

F0D449E9-BF17-470B-ABCD-01DC80BAE2F5.jpg

We are a small group of typewriter-enthusiasts that are trying to get some common information written down and preserved for all to see. Please note that this is NOT to replace the Typewriter Database or Wikipedia, but instead is an effort to expand on those great resources. This site was created by the Typewriter Discord server, so if you would like to help out, go there and ask in the #typewriterwiki channel. Here's an invite.

Please note that the Typewriter Wiki is still quite new, so please mind our dust as we complete pages and add more content.

Getting Started

IdealA4Standard.png

Buying A Typewriter

My First Typewriter

Repair and Maintainence

Noiseless6.jpg

Repair and Maintenance


Typewriter List

4B333.png

An alphabetical list of brands and models can be found in the article Category:Typewriter. Each entry in this list is a link to a page containing historical and technical information about that specific typewriter model.

This is by no means a comprehensive list, and is being updated periodically.

Highlights: Machines We Love

Brand Page

Use this page to search for machines based off branding, instead of just the massive list of typewriters thrown at your face.
Category:Typewriter Brands

Gallery

Images of typewriters from the wiki:
Gallery

IMPORTANT Typewriter Wiki:General disclaimer IMPORTANT