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Maintenance & Repairs » Carriage return lever and misaligned letter issues on Lettera 32 » Today 05:29:48

ZiraDakota
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I've got the carriage return lever figured out, but I'm still hoping that I can get some advice on the other issue.

Portable Typewriters » Math professor's typewriter » Yesterday 21:12:31

Paradoxis
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Oh my god, that math Olympia went for A DOLLAR AND SEVENTEEN CENTS AMERICAN?!!  Whoever got that is one lucky person.....
I know that my Coronet Super 12 has two type bars where the type can be switched out, and I think I have somewhere a little leaflet advertisement that showed all the different sorts of type sets that could be bought with four (maybe five?) interchangeables in each.  One for medical writing, one for mathematics, and one for engineering, I think.  There might be more sets, but I'm not certain.  I'll try looking for the thing and if I find it I'll post a picture

Maintenance & Repairs » Cleaning typebars with denatured alcohol? » Yesterday 18:56:20

Uwe
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http://typewriter.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=2246
​There are plenty of other existing threads on the subject that can be found using the Search tool in the forum's menu bar.

Maintenance & Repairs » Upside-down slug?! (And "haunted" slug) » Yesterday 17:04:10

Vossytappy
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Interesting... Looks like you're on your own, buddy!

Maintenance & Repairs » Anyone got photos of underneath an Underwood SS/Rthym Touch? » Yesterday 17:00:33

Wonder if it was an extra feature or something extra that was optional? I find it unlikely both of ours would be missing that...

Maintenance & Repairs » Anyone got photos of underneath an Underwood SS/Rthym Touch? » Yesterday 16:21:19

Javi
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I think there's nothing in that triangular piece... The larger part which moves guided by the selector just seems to slide over it, but here I'm talking from my memory. Today I didn't get the chance to take a closer look, I bet this week is the toughest at work of the whole year for me...

Anyway, I haven't tinkered too much with that typewriter, so I don't know if the touch control works properly. It's damaged and waiting to be repaired, hence the dirt everywhere. In fact, it makes a loud CRRRRACK when returning the carriage, and upon closer inspectionone of the clamps that holds the platen and allow for quick removal is broken. Maybe it's been hit hard, but even if it's the case I doubt something could have fallen off the touch control system.

But after all I'd still say there's no spoo... Er, spring. 

Maintenance & Repairs » SM3 double letter backspace » Yesterday 16:19:49

toiga
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Greetings everybody!

I come to you, after searching the interwebz for a solution,  with an intriguing question: My Olympia SM3 #1156361, german keyboard,  moves back 2 letters when I use the backspace. I thought this was a Olympia thing until I bought another SM3 that doesn't do this double backspace gimmick, just a single letter as it should do.

I'm used to it now because of the "Ç" that has to be made with "C" + "," overlayed. But it's a little distracting this two-step operation.

I wonder if I'm missing a lever that controls this, a screw that's loose or it's a real "problem".

 

Maintenance & Repairs » Cleaning typebars with denatured alcohol? » Yesterday 15:19:21

Vossytappy
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Sometimes when I clean sticky typebars with denatured alcohol it helps, but sometimes it makes them worse. A local typer repairman once told me not to use it. I would very much like to know what you experts say. Is PB Blaster better?
Also, is it true that PB Blaster is the same as lighter fluid which is the same as naphtha? 
Thank you.

Maintenance & Repairs » Anyone got photos of underneath an Underwood SS/Rthym Touch? » Yesterday 14:16:44

Does yours have a screw hole in that triangular piece too?

Maintenance & Repairs » Anyone got photos of underneath an Underwood SS/Rthym Touch? » Yesterday 14:06:10

Opps, should have added in addition to Javi's. The more the better!

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