Robert E. De Barth
and Classic Typewriter Ribbons (Tape)

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 We can supply ribbons for typewriters with these spools

Looking for that elusive ribbon for your typewriter? We can supply antique and classic typewriter ribbons for any typewriter ever made...ever! We stock hundreds of ribbons in various weaves, materials, and ink saturations to accommodate thousands of machines. In some rare cases you may need to return the old spools to be fitted with the correct ribbon fabric, weave, and ink density.

We can supply replacement spool-type typewriter ribbons for most all classic and vintage typewriters made from 1860. Before about 1900, classic and antique typewriter ribbons varied greatly in width and spooling devices that may have to be special ordered. There may also be some typewriter ribbons you need to return complete with both spools and ribbon. If at all possible we should try and match the factory recommendations for your typestyle and install the proper width, weave, material, and ink saturation for your particular make and model. If you think a typewriter ribbon is just a typewriter ribbon then go to our The Story of Typewriter Ribbons page. This document covers technical aspects of typewriter ribbons that may be hard to visualize however, we tried to make the explanations as non-technical as possible while still making specific points.

Our replacement typewriter ribbons are made of high quality materials for your particular typewriter. All of our typewriter ribbons have an indefinite shelf-life if package is unopened until used. Standard replacement typewriter ribbons are currently available in all black and black and red at a cost of $ 19.95 each plus $ 10.00 S&H per order.

International Orders please note:

We accept VISA, MasterCard, International Money Order, and International Checks drawn for US Dollars. Some orders require Money Order. International Money Orders ship immediately upon receipt other forms of payments may take up to two weeks to clear our banking institution. International orders are subject to any VAT, import and customs duties, or other fees in country of destination payable in the country of destination by the customer. Currently, S&H outside of the continental USA is US $ 14.95 for up to four ribbons and US $ 19.95 for five to twelve ribbons. For current world-wide S&H costs, E-Mail us and include your detailed shipping address.

To order, please advise Make and Model of your machine and color of ribbon desired. If you do not know what typewriter ribbon your machine has, go to our Finding My Ribbon section for more help.

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Robert E. De Barth
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Lansdale, PA 19446

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