Typewriter repair shop



brief description: 

This typewriter repair shop was founded in 1927 by Richard Kiefer and has been continued as a small family-run business by his granddaughter Eveline. The location of the shop changed a few times. In 2003, it settled into a former farm house near Saarlouis. In this digital age, typewriters are seen as antiquated instruments, and finding someone to repair them is quite a challenge. Eveline Theobald is a certified typewriter engineer with all the required credentials and expertise, the creative and improvisational skills, the love for her craft and, of course, an extensive spare part storage and specialised equipment (e.g. lathe with freewheeling transmission) to get even vintage and obsolete machines up and running again. The beautifully restored former farm house has 3 storeys which are connected by open stairs. From the ground floor, with its showroom for repaired and refurbished typewriters, you can see all the way to the top floor with repair shop and storage under the roof.

relevant filming facts

repair shop for all kinds of typewriters, sale of used and new machines
excellent, restored farm house
lighting conditions: 
natural and artificial light, overall lots of light inside due to large window fronts and open stairs
Background noise: 
in general, quiet location on a small-town thoroughfare
the repair shop is located inside a restored farm house on a thoroughfare between Kerlingen and Ittersdorf (L352). The house is unattached on one side, overgrown with ivy, and flanked by a 19th century private residence on the other side
Space restrictions: 
to be discussed with Eveline Theobald
Time restrictions : 
to be discussed with Eveline Theobald


coming on the A620 motorway in the direction of Saarlouis, take exit no. 3 (Saarlouis-Mitte) and continue on motorway B405 in the direction of Metz. As you exit the community of Ittersdorf, turn right onto Bedersdorfer Straße (L352). Eveline Theobald’s typewriter repair shop will come up on the left-hand side after approx. 250 meters.
Saarlouis train station is approx. 14 km away


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Steffen Conrad