poniedziałek, 1 lipca 2019

How to pack typewriter for shipping

Well, there will be some self-promotion and little guide for sending typewriters by post/courier.

If you bought a typewriter from somebody on the net, let use term "amateur" in the typewriters theme... Well you are most likely to receive it packed inappropriate.

- I received typewriter without locked carriage - people usually don't know how to do it.
- Placed loose in the box, so they bumped around - may cause damage to the body or mechs.
- The return lever never was somewhat secured from damaging the body.

If there is a standard cover/shell/case to the typewriter there is higher hope, that it will arrive in good manner... Of course if sender close it properly and secure typewriter inside... ;)
For my typewriters i ususally begin with securing carriage, return lever and body before putting it inside the cover/case/shell:

Later placing the cover (if provided), and putting something extra around - in the case of Facit the one necesarry was to put something at the back of typewriter - to prevent it from get free from standard locking system in the case:

 Next is few layers of stretch, safety air-filled foil at it, and some stretch again.

 Next is the cardboard box. Secured with tape tight. It's gonna be a long way...

And of course more stretch on it :) It's making a protective film around the box.
It's 5 layers of protection! 

In case of plastic covers I add some different pieces of protecting sponge, used for transporting the windows - It guarantee the safe shipping.

For unpacking please be patient and use knife with safety precautions - for you and for case ;)

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