Whether you are removing keys from your typewriter to replace or clean them or you want to use the keys for craft projects or jewelry-making, it's an easy process. All you need is couple of basic household tools and a little care.
Things You'll Need
- Small piece of cloth
- Claw hammer
Stuff a piece of cloth under the key.
Position the hammer's claw under the key, and pry up to pop off the key.
Use pliers if the hammer method doesn't work. Clasp the pliers around the sides of the key and gently wriggle it off.
If neither of these methods work or if they damage the keys, you can purchase a tool made just for this purpose (see Resources).
How to Dispose of Old Typewriters
Old typewriters --- whether they work or not --- provide an attractive accent piece for a writer's office or can be mined...
How to Clean Old Manual Typewriter Keys
As typewriters gradually go extinct, their value as antiques rises. Unfortunately, this usually means that old manual typewriters are dusty, rusty and...
How to Repair a Remington Typewriter
The history of the Remington typewriter dates to the 1800s, which means your Remington could be more than 100 years old and...