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Just to say I'm absolutely delighted with the magic you have worked on my Remington manual typewriter, it looks lovely and I've been able to test it out, though it's quite a stretch to adjust from the light/quick touch required for a computer keyboard to the slower heavier touch on a proper typewriter!

And thanks for your advice on packing and posting.

Thanks again,

Maggie (Kirby)

Dear Mr Blackman,

Many thanks for the prompt delivery of Olympia Traveller typewriter which I received the very next day.

I wish to let you know that I am very pleased with it and will get much pleasure from it.

Once again my sincere thanks to you.


Your Sincerely,

Mary (Combe Martin)

Dear Mr Blackman,

I would like to thank you for the lovely portable Olivetti 22 made in Glasgow.

It arrived in a very well padded box safely and in perfect condition.

It is a great little machine, which I have wrapped up as my birthday present for my husband however I do admit to tying it out first.

I was so tempted to keep it for myself as I tried it out and loved it, at first I had a problem with the keys sticking but I blame my poor technique of not taking care to press the keys carefully and clustered three together too quickly.

Thank you again for your valued attention.

I shall buy another typewriter soon for myself, I know that I will buy it from you as you are the most reliable to buy from. It is not always possible to feel so secure and confident as it has been with you for making an online purchase, this makes a huge difference of course.


I am very grateful.

Kind Regards,

Lorna (Tisbury)

Good morning to you all,

I'm rather late sending this email but I wanted to say thank you for fixing up my old Remington Noiseless portable, it's really very much appreciated.

To find people who work on vintage equipment is a blessing. I hope that you are fulfilled by it as well as enjoying a successful business.

With my very best wishes,

Peter (Beccles)

Dear George,

Just to say I am delighted with my recent purchase of the Hermes 3000 which is in incredibly good condition and very clean.

Types like a dream!

Thank you for your continued good service.


Kind regards,

Derek  (Edinburgh)

Dear all,
           Just to let you know my typewriter Olympia SM2 (1953) arrived safely yesterday morning. After spending most of the day just looking at it I finally plucked up the courage to write something and I am absolutely thrilled with it. Many thanks for your great service and prompt delivery.


Sylvia (Biddulph)

Good afternoon, George and Neil


I'm delighted with the SM9. Very impressed with the packaging too! In gorgeous condition and a pleasure to use.


When my hubby unwrapped it at the office yesterday, he sent me a photo, with the comment "It's the new combined keyboard and printer!" :)


All the very best

Angie (Dublin)

Dear All,


Just a note further to the recent order when there was a problem with delivery of one of your typewriters which got 'stuck' in Glasgow!


After having the machine for a few days now, and after my brother and I sorted out how to use it, on Mum's behalf (apparently that's what sons and daughters are for!), my 86 yr old Mum says she's delighted with it. It's a beautiful machine, beautifully restored, and your customer service in chasing up the problem in Glasgow was exemplary. So much better than the brand-new one she'd seen in a magazine and which when I did some internet research was reviewed as rubbish. Why go brand-new when you can go classic excellence?


Many thanks,


Lindsay (Oban)

Dear George,

Just to let you know the Imperial Good Companion typewriter arrived safely at lunchtime. It is beautiful, thank you.

Best wishes,


The Glenmorangie Company

Leith Street, Edinburgh

Dear Mr Blackman,

A few lines to thank you so much for the typewriter which arrived this morning, I'm so pleased with it, you were so prompt with my enquiry and helped me to make a good choice.

A pleasure these days, as few companies are as accommodating  and helpful, and keep their word to the letter.

Thank you again for your great service and hope to do business with you in the future.

Yours  sincerely 

Denise (Telford)

Dear Mr Blackman and Company,


I am absolutely thrilled with the wonderful service you have provided. I ordered the typewriter (red Everest, 1951) on Tuesday evening and it arrived in wonderful working order on Thursday morning. It was carefully and safely packed, and the care clearly given to restoring the typewriter is truly beautiful.


Thank you again for your wonderful service


With very best wishes,


Dr James McGrath

Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing Leeds Beckett University

Good Arfternoon,

My Adler Tippa has just arrived and I have been practising the usual phrases for typing,  and all is well.

I will be using the typewriter next week, so will get back to you if necessary, though i am sure all will be splendid.

Thank you so much for your prompt delivery and careful packing.

I am really pleased and very happy to begin my project next week using my lovely Adler Tippa.


Best Wishes,


Lola (Chichester)

Dear Mr Blackman,

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the love and attention spent on restoring the beautiful Royal 'O' 1937 typewriter that I received so efficiently and promptly today.

It is a wondrously beautiful and elegant piece of machinery and I am in love with it already.

Thank you so much for doing what you do - and for the excellent sales and delivery service.

With kind regards,

Adele (Darlington)

Dear George

Just a short thank you for restoring these wonderful machines. I gave up my Beaucourt Reporter for a laptop over 30 years ago, but a couple of years back I bought an Olivetti 32 on Etsi for a song, and surprisingly it was in very good shape. I gave it to my sister, foolishly thinking that I was over that fad, but recently I realised that I could not do without all that noise and effort. So, I turned to the experts, and I'm very glad I did - pristine, works a treat, and of course it is so much better writing with a huge grin on your face.

Not much technology is beautiful, but some typewriters are, and you deserve a medal for allowing us to purchase them at all!


Many thanks,


Max  (Bedford)

Dear Mr Blackman,

I am writing to say how very pleased I am with the restoration work you did to my Olympia typewriter. When my friend took it to your workshop it was a broken shabby machine, much used in the past before the advent of the computer era but long since retired. When my friend brought it home to me I hardly recognised it as the same sorry looking machine he had taken away. It is glossy and handsome, working in all its parts and a pleasure to use once again. The case also looks good, you have repaired the broken handle and worked on the cover, altogether given it a new life.

I am delighted and satisfied with the work, thank you.


Yours sincerely,

Pat (Boxgrove) 

Dear George,

The typewriter arrived safe and sound this morning.

It is working just great. In fact it has never worked better.

So thank you for putting it into tip-top, ship-shape.

Best wishes,

Nick (London)

A typewriter enthusiast's mecca! I have been taking my typewriters (of which I probably have too many) to be serviced, cleaned and generally cared for by Neil and Gavin for some time and they are fantastic. I have also purchased a couple of collectable typewriters from them at very competitive prices. Their knowledge of machines is awe-inspiring and I can while away a happy hour or two in their company  discussing makes, mechanics and manufacture. As a collector i've learned a great deal from them. I have always found them extremely professional, courteous and eminently trustworthy. I wouldn't go anywhere else. 


Anna (Rye)

Thank you so much for bringing back to life my in-laws typewriters - my husband is so happy to have them part of his life again- brilliant service and again thank you.


Caroline  (Brighton)