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Portable Typewriters » Segment shift Olivettis? » Yesterday 14:55:53

Fleetwing
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Actually the Studio 44 does indeed have a metal shell, aluminum I think. A beautifully made typewriter; I just wasn't crazy about the touch, so I sold it. But I'd definitely consider getting another.

Maintenance & Repairs » Triumph Gabriele 10 color switch problem » 02-7-2018 13:14:14

Fleetwing
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And I as well! Not having a script typeface machine, I didn't realize there was this distinction. Enjoy your Triumph!

Maintenance & Repairs » Triumph Gabriele 10 color switch problem » 29-6-2018 14:21:45

Fleetwing
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Welcome! I couldn't really tell from the video what was happening -- if you had put paper in, it might have been clearer. But I think I understand the problem. There should be three positions for the ribbon, coded Blue (upper portion of the ribbon), Red (lower portion), and White (ribbon does not move at all -- used for typing stencils so the machine types directly on the stencil material).

I couldn't tell whether your machine was on the Blue or Red setting when it was typing half black, half red. Does it work OK on one of those two settings, that is, will it type entirely red or black on one of those settings? I can say that this is not an easy fix, and you may want to just get a single color ribbon (black, probably) and use that instead.

Parts » WTB: Replacement Ribbon Spool Nuts for Olivetti portables » 22-6-2018 16:33:42

Fleetwing
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Tom (thetypewriterman) is most circumspect -- all too uncommon these days! But if I'd seen the original post before he did, I'd have provided a link to his site.

Typewriter Photo Galleries » Show Us Your Restoration Before & After Photos » 19-6-2018 21:54:38

Fleetwing
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Impressive! Too bad the top cover is missing (those seem very fragile), but on the other hand, you get to watch the mechanism as you type!

Maintenance & Repairs » Olympia SG1 sounds like metal hitting metal when using shift key » 19-6-2018 11:37:07

Fleetwing
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Go here: http://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/tw-manuals.html and scroll down to the SG-1 service manual. Note there are separate links for text and illustrations (not the most convenient layout; blame Olympia).

Typewriter Paraphernalia » Purpose of a Typewriter Pad? » 10-6-2018 10:11:59

Fleetwing
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I've been thinking about what would make good material myself -- haven't used a pad but figure I should. I was wondering about yoga mat material -- a sort of thin (3/8") foam material with a ribbed surface. Anyone try this?

I'd love to know where Uwe got that 1 inch thick felt pad material!

Type Talk » Recent Acquisitions Thread » 08-6-2018 18:31:15

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The one I do have has the all green keys. Unfortunately, the spring that holds the paper tray in place was missing, so I have gaffer's tape in place to keep it from falling off. (And as you know, the margin setting is done by swinging the paper tray back.) Wish I could find that part.

Type Talk » Recent Acquisitions Thread » 07-6-2018 13:19:03

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And someone a little farther afield has a Remington All-New that I want to check out. I have one of these already, and it's a really nice machine, but hard to come by, so I'd like another.

Sweat equity -- that's partly what makes this fun! Nothing like bringing a machine back to life, though I freely admit some things beyond my abilities and available time.

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