Typewriter Services

Karl Business Machines specializes in IBM Selectric Typewriters and IBM Wheelwriter Typewriters. Our store is conveniently located in Trenton, NJ. We are only an hour drive from Midtown Manhattan, New York or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
IBM Selectric II Typewriter - 1973 until 1983
Karl Business Machines is a family-owned store– now in our second generation specializing in the service and restoration of all makes and models of typewriters.  We can literally turn back the clock on many vintage typewriters! We have been in business since 1976
You can rest assured that we always provide a fair and honest estimate on whatever work is needed for your typewriter. When we evaluate your typewriter for service we provide both a repair and a cleaning estimate based on what you want done.We are always glad to save you money whenever possible ask our customers.

It may be a comfort to know that we are a brick-and-mortar store– just like in the old days!  We have convenient parking in our lot right behind the store.
Typewriter repair estimates are always free and no deposits are taken!  Moreover, you pay only when you pick up your typewriter! Credit cards are accepted.

When you visit our store, feel free to ask to see some of our most famous typewriters that have been used in motion pictures, television. One of our most famous machines is the typewriters used in the movie ‘Hidden Figures’.  This is the one featured in the film and the one seen with Taraji Henson typing on it!

Another of the special typewriters we have on display, is from the highly acclaimed and longrunning ‘Young Sheldon Television series.  This machine appeared in various episodes and helped to literally set the stage to bring audiences back to the 1980’s. We are proud to say that we also have the typewriters that we supplied to Amazon’s ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’. This includes the vintage orange typewriter which was featured in Season 5, and for the most devout fans of Mrs. Maisel, we even have on display ONE OF THE FAMOUS PINK OUTFITS from Mrs. Maisel.

Typewriter IBM Selectric