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 The Treasure Cellar

The Treasure Cellar

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 We specialize in Antique & Vintage Singer Sewing Machines, parts & accessories. We also sell fine arts from listed or well-known artists; etchings, woodcuts, lithos & serigraphs. We also sell typewriter keys plus antiques, collectibles, clocks, electronics, sports memorabilia, banks, toys, & car

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  • Typewriter Packing Example

This page illustrates an example of how your typewriter might be packaged for shipping.  Please note that not every typewriter is exactly the same, but the packing method is similar for all machines.

First, if your typewriter is enclosed in a case, I install either block foam, bagged peanuts or cardboard to ensure the typewriter does not break loose or bounce around inside the case.  This example has cardboard in plastic bags so it does not affect the finish of the machine.  They appear loose, but are snug when the cover is closed.  If it does not come with a case, the typewriter is bagged and strapping tape if used to imobilize the carriage.  The tape only contacts the bag and never touches the painted surface of the typewriter.

Next the typewriter is wrapped in bubble pack.  Heavier desk top models skip this step.

Then it is put into a box with sufficent room on the bottom and sides to allow for adaquate packing materials.  The packing material varies from block foam or peanuts depending on what type of machine it is and how much the weight is.  


Next it is wrapped and labeled appropriately with "Side Up" and "Fragile" stickers.  I also put "Heavy XX lbs" and "Do Not Drop" on the top of the box.  A return address, packing slip and tracking number are also added.

Remember these are steps taken to prevent damage.  I cannot account for shipping accidents or mishandling of the merchandise.  That is what shipping insurance is for.