Cheap Typewriters under £40

Vintage manual typewriters can vary in price from next to nothing up to a figure in the thousands of pounds, depending on the condition, usability, brand name, rarity etc. This page is specifically for people looking for a cheap typewriter although a caveat should be applied that if buying a cheap typewriter, one should have realistic expectations about the chances of it being in good working order. But if you are looking to bag a bargain typewriter just as a decorative item, as a prop, for spare parts or for a refurbishment and restoration hobby project, these typewriters all cost under £40.

Buy a Cheap Typewriter

Olivetti Lettera 35 Cream Manual Typewriter in Hardshell Case
Seller's notes: "Excellent condition in hardshell case, cream colour"
Buy it now: £39.00
Shipping: £25.00
VINTAGE UNDERWOOD TYPEWRITER FOR SPARES AND REPAIRS
Seller's notes: "VINTAGE UNDERWOOD TYPEWRITER FOR SPARES AND REPAIRS. Condition is Used. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class."
Buy it now: £40.00
Shipping: £20.00
1963 Royal Roytab Portable Typewriter in Case (Grey) 
Seller's notes: "1963 Royal Roytab Portable Typewriter in Case (Grey), made in Holland. In very good condition after being well looked after. "
Buy it now: £40.00
Shipping: £20.00
Vintage Smith Corona Coronet Xt Electric Typewriter Spares Repairs
Seller's notes: ".Vintage Smith Corona Coronet Xt Electric Typewriter Spares Repairs. Condition is For spares or repairs only as it has a plug on that I can not use, it has 2 pins.Please note this is untested.Please get in touch if you have any questions :)"
Buy it now: £36.45
Shipping: £19.95
Vintage 1930S Royal Typewriter BlackBuy it now: £39.99
Shipping: £15.95
Vintage Underwood Standard Typewriter
Seller's notes: "Happy Buying."
Buy it now: £39.99
Shipping: £15.00
Vintage Imperial 70 Retro Typewriter
Seller's notes: "100% of sales go to charity Dorset Reclaim. Office Hours."
Buy it now: £39.99
Shipping: £14.99
VINTAGE IMPERIAL SAFARI TYPEWRITER WITH ORIGINAL HARD CASE And Instructions
Seller's notes: "A good vintage typewriter in original hard case with instructions Does have a few scuffs from use as shown so please inspect photos Beautiful looking machine but untested so assume it needs a service Please see pictures for condition as they form part of the description"
Buy it now: £39.99
Shipping: £12.99
VINTAGE BROTHER SUPER 7300 ELECTRONIC TYPEWRITERBuy it now: £40.00
Shipping: £12.95
Classic Vintage Smith Corona Electric Typewriter Model 1g In Case - Untested
Seller's notes: "Classic Vintage Smith Corona Electric Typewriter Model 1g In Case - UntestedFor sale Smith Corona Electric Typewriter Model 1g.Power Cable Is Not Included. Not Tested.Very Heavy, 27 Lbs.Please see all photos before bidding, thanks"
Buy it now: £39.00
Shipping: £13.95
Vintage Portable Manual SCM UK Smith Corona Corsair Deluxe Typewriter Hard Case
Seller's notes: "White typewriter and mustard yellow snap on case. Querty keyboard. Made in England by Smith-Corona Marchant. Will need a service."
Buy it now: £40.00
Shipping: £12.00
Vintage Imperial 66 Typewriter - Crystal Office Equipment Shrewsbury Retro
Seller's notes: "Lovely Typewriter. Would look nice in an office setup. Keys all seem to work, but not all retract correctly. The main slider where the paper sits doesn’t always stay central and wonders to the left."
Buy it now: £40.00
Shipping: £12.00
Vintage Imperial Typewriter
Seller's notes: "Imperial Typewriter. Looks in good order, although I haven’t tested. Comes in case which is damaged. Collection welcome from keighley or U.K. postage is £12."
Buy it now: £40.00
Shipping: £12.00
Typewriter BROTHER Deluxe 800 Japan very nice +hard BLACK carry case
Seller's notes: "This typewriter has been checked and had a minor service. All the keys work perfectly and print clearly."
Buy it now: £39.94
Shipping: £12.00
Imperial 58 Vintage TypewriterBuy it now: £35.00
Shipping: £16.94
Smith Corona XD 4700 Electric Typewriter, Used Good Working Condition
Seller's notes: "Smith Corona XD 4700 Electric Typewriter, Used Good Working Condition."
Buy it now: £35.00
Shipping: £16.94
Electric typewriter Sharp fontwriter portable
Seller's notes: "Sharp Fontwriter FW 700 UM electric typewriter."
Current auction price: £0.99
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Buy it now: £30.00
Shipping: £20.00
Olympia Werke Wilhelmshaven Portable typewriter.
Seller's notes: "Vintage portable typewriter in good condition. Cover intact."
Buy it now: £40.00
Shipping: £10.00
1950s Vintage Remington Quiet-Riter Portable Typewriter (Cased)
Seller's notes: "1950s Vintage Remington Quiet-Riter Typewriter (Cased). In good working order but would need a new ribbon if intend to use the typewriter. A bit dusty but in good order as per pics. Case is in good order but no key supplied."
Buy it now: £38.00
Shipping: £12.00
Vintage L. G. Smith & Corona Typewriter - Untested
Seller's notes: "Taken from house clearance so has not been tested so selling as spares & repairs only In well used vintage condition.Signs of age & use on this typewriter Item sold as seenPlease see all photos for help with condition and description"
Buy it now: £40.00
Shipping: £10.00
Imperial Messenger T Typewriter and Carrying Case Untested
Seller's notes: "This vintage Imperial Messenger T Typewriter with Carrying Case is a must-have for any collector of antique writing equipment. Made of durable steel, this imperial typewriter was manufactured in the United Kingdom and is a true testament to the craftsmanship of the time. It is untested and sold as is, perfect for those looking to restore or display it as a decorative piece. The features of this Imperial Typewriter include a vintage design, with a classic look that is sure to add character to any room. The carrying case is included to protect and transport the typewriter when needed. Don't miss out on the opportunity to own a piece of history with this Imperial Messenger T Typewriter and Carrying Case."
Buy it now: £40.00
Shipping: £10.00
remmington rand noiseless manual typewriter
Seller's notes: "remmington rand noiseless manual typewriter. Made in CanadaDoes not work.This has been leftin a shed and will need a complete strip down and rebuild,or for use as parts.Rusty,with marks and scratches"
Buy it now: £40.00
Shipping: £10.00
AN EAST GERMAN COLD WAR VINTAGE MODEL 40 PORTABLE TYPEWRITER
Seller's notes: "AN EAST GERMAN COLD WAR VINTAGE MODEL 40 PORTABLE TYPEWRITER"
Buy it now: £40.00
Shipping: £10.00
VINTAGE IMPERIAL MODEL 60 TYPEWRITER - SPARES OR REPAIRS - SEE DESCRIPTION
Seller's notes: "SPARES OF REPAIRS. DOES NOT INCLUDE CASE LID."
Buy it now: £35.00
Shipping: £15.00
Vintage Adler Gabrielle 35 Portable Typewriter - West Germany - Needs A ServiceBuy it now: £40.00
Shipping: £9.99
FAB IMPEX MARIA VINTAGE 60's MANUAL PORTABLE TYPEWRITER CASED May Need Oiling
Seller's notes: "..FAB IMPEX MARIA VINTAGE 60's MANUAL PORTABLE TYPEWRITER CASED May Need Oiling. Turning mechanic is stiff not an expert so not sure"
Buy it now: £40.00
Shipping: £9.99
Smith Corona 5AEF XD 4600 Electric Typewriter (inc. Cover)
Seller's notes: "Here we have one Smith Corona 5AEF XD 4600 Electric Typewriter (inc. All mains leads are checked for frays, nicks, other defects and most importantly that the correct maximum rated fuse is installed. )."
Buy it now: £39.99
Shipping: £10.00
Erika Robotron Model 155 Typewriter with Case Made in W Germany Working
Seller's notes: "Needs new ribbon. This vintage Erika Robotron Model 155 Typewriter is a rare find for collectors. Made in West Germany, it is a portable typewriter that is both compact and efficient. The machine is in good working order and comes with a sturdy case for transportation. The typewriter is made of durable plastic and has been well-maintained over the years. It is a great addition to any collection of vintage writing equipment. The brand is well-known for its high-quality products, and this typewriter is no exception. It is perfect for those who want to add a touch of nostalgia to their writing routine."
Buy it now: £39.99
Shipping: £10.00
Antares Capri Portable Typewriter Vintage
Seller's notes: "Appears in good used condition. It is functional. Needs a new ribbon however. See pics for what is included and condition. I have other vintage items on other listings."
Buy it now: £39.99
Shipping: £9.99
Silver Reed EX133MD - Portable Electronic Typewriter - Leader MD - Good/Working
Seller's notes: "There are a few dead pixels on the electronic screen - see photo. This is in Good working condition - see photos."
Buy it now: £39.99
Shipping: £9.99