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14-1-2018 01:26:42  #21


Re: Show Us Your Restoration Before & After Photos

mre12ax7 wrote:

1928 Remington 12 - saved from the Keychoppers.

What did you use for your keys?  I’ve had success with making keys from glass and paper clips.  You can see the results on my blog www.TheMechanicalType.blogspot.com
 


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14-1-2018 16:07:10  #22


Re: Show Us Your Restoration Before & After Photos

It's finally done! It wasn't quite as dirty as my other KMM, but it's still satisfying to see everything shiny again.

1948 Royal KMM
Before:
https://i.imgur.com/5E2gBx2.jpg?1

During:
https://i.imgur.com/IgQ0SrV.jpg?1

After:

https://i.imgur.com/Wv9hzmt.jpg?1

 

14-1-2018 16:44:41  #23


Re: Show Us Your Restoration Before & After Photos

SquireDante wrote:

It's finally done! It wasn't quite as dirty as my other KMM, but it's still satisfying to see everything shiny

Your before and after photo galleries make me drool and also slightly envious. Even the minimally invasive tasks involved with getting a typewriter shiny-clean are beyond my skill (my wife changes our oil), so I end up mostly sticking to cleaning easily-accessible parts. I love seeing people make dusty old typers gleam again.
 


There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. -- Ernest Hemingway
 

15-1-2018 12:08:52  #24


Re: Show Us Your Restoration Before & After Photos

Thanks for the compliment! I perhaps have too much patience for these types of things, and end up working on them for weeks. As for the skill part, I just stare at it, press buttons/flick switches fifty times, peer inside with a flashlight, take a screwdriver to anything that isn't critical looking, and dirty a million Q-tips and rags until I'm satisfied with the result. Then I hope my memory recalls everything to its correct place. I've been successful so far, so it must work. 

 

15-1-2018 16:55:50  #25


Re: Show Us Your Restoration Before & After Photos


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15-1-2018 16:56:23  #26


Re: Show Us Your Restoration Before & After Photos

Here's the before one once more.  Wish you could edit posts!
http://i65.tinypic.com/124ep12.jpg


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