Vintage Typewriters in the UK celebrates the old fashioned typewriter. The mechanical device, invented in the 19th century, changed the way that human beings were able to record and share text information. Whether you’ve had one in the past and yearn for a return to the simple tap-tapping of a traditional typewriter or just want to add a cool, retro touch to your home or office, the machines listed on these pages will be of interest.

Find a vintage typewriter for sale profiles some of the famous names from typewriter history and lists great vintage machines that are available for sale through our partners at We’ve made it really easy to find the brand of vintage typewriter you’re interested in – just browse the brandnames in the sidebar or top menus.

Where to buy a traditional typewriter?

If you prefer not to buy online using the links on this page, you can often find retro typewriters in antique shops, vintage furniture stores, junk shops, markets and at local car boot sales.

Buying a brand new typewriter?

While the world’s last mechanical typewriter factory may have shut down in 2012, there’s still new electronic typewriter stock available to buy, with leading retailer currently having a number of Brother models available to buy brand new.

Maintaining your old typewriter

Click here to find out how to change a typewriter ribbon.

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