Typewriter pads for sale


The JACKALOPE Typewriter Pad is everything you need to:

• Stop skidding
• Protect your desk
• Quiet down your typing


TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT


Pads are for sale only to buyers with US addresses, because international shipping has gotten very expensive and cumbersome (you have to go to the Post Office, fill out a customs form, and wait while the information is slowly entered into the computer).


The Jackalope is made of tan felt, treated with a nonslip coating on top and rubber backing on the bottom. 


The rubber will not budge—but some typewriters with hardened rubber feet may still slip on the top surface of the pad; so just in case, I provide a strip of black self-adhesive felt. Cut it into squares and stick it on your typewriter's feet; they will grip the Jackalope pad and the machine will not move. There's enough self-adhesive felt for two typewriters.

Here's a close look at the pad's rubber backing:


The Jackalope is about 12 x 13 x 0.25 inches. 
It fits unobtrusively under just about any typewriter, portable or standard.


All profits from sales of the Jackalope pads go to support WordPlay Cincy, a nonprofit kids' tutoring and creative writing center in Cincinnati, Ohio that uses typewriters. Profits are either donated directly, or used to buy typewriters and supplies for The Urban Legend Institute, the unique retail shop that supports WordPlay. So far, Jackalope pads have raised over $2000 to help this worthy organization.

Here are some reviews from satisfied typists:

"I am enjoying the very useful pad. Incorporating the non-skid material with the felt is genius."

"I could not be more pleased. I had been using shelf liners with either felt scraps or dish drying pads atop. While they helped keep my typewriters in the general vicinity of where they were being used, they all, eventually skittered away. So far, my Jackalope has held fast. Neither my Olympias nor my Smith Coronas have budged it. If I'm taking a typer with me I just put the pad in the top of the case, close it up, and I'm good to go."

"It's definitely the best one I've got. The rubber footing works much better than the other rubber mat I have."

"It definitely does a great job muffling typewriter noise, in fact, much better than any makeshift pad I've used. The thickness and firmness are just right, and the texture of the felt provides a good grip so that the typewriter stays in place while typing."


More (typed) testimonials can be found here.

Pads are for sale only to buyers with US addresses. 

Price: $13.99 per pad. Click the button below to pay with a credit card or PayPal balance. 

TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT

Please do not order at this time. 
I expect to have more pads in early September 2017.
This page will be updated when pads are available.










21 comments:

  1. Would like to order a pad, but the paypal option just takes me to paypal without a link to who to pay.

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    1. This has occasionally been a problem. I reinserted the code and it's working OK for me now. But if you have trouble, you can also go to PayPal.com and make a payment to polt@xavier.edu. Thanks!

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  2. Just got the pad you sent me last Monday, with a very fast delivery (just five days) from USA to Sweden, and it was great! My Silver Reed 500 no longer slides slowly but surely to the right, and I didn't realize how much of the typing noise came from the writing desk. The joy of typing has just risen a few notches; thank you for that, Richard!

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  3. Richard, just got my pad yesterday and it works great beneath my Smith-Corona portable. I will write you a "real letter" sometime, but just wanted to let you know I received the pad. Type on!

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  4. When do you think you'll have these in stock again?

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    1. I actually have them now, and have been so busy that I haven't announced it. But feel free to go ahead and order.

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  5. Do you still have some in stock?

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    1. Yes, but if you order one, please allow a couple of weeks, since I'm quite busy with travels.

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  6. Now these would be handy for some of my little critters that like to walk around the table every time I use them.

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  7. Do you have an idea of when the felt pads might be back in stock?

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    1. OK, I am now officially announcing that they are back in stock. Feel free to order.

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    2. Thanks for your quick reply!
      I've just placed my order.
      Looking forward to it.

      Best Regards,
      Imre

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  8. Que bueno que todavía hay amantes de las máquinas de escribir.

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  9. Love the pad, Richard. It is sitting under a 1934 Corona Silent (in Maroon) at the moment. And thanks also for your brilliant book. And the Pogo cartoon on this page! Seeing it made me go back to my collection of doings in Walt Kelly's cartoon swamp. (May it never drain). David T.

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  10. Just wondering if these are available yet? I would like to purchase one

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    1. Not yet, sorry, as I am traveling. I think I should have more in stock after I'm home in early September.

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