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19-1-2018 16:22:58  #1571


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Fleetwing wrote:

The primary issue for me with the platen is that it's not connected to the chrome ring and line spacing mechanism; it spins if it meets resistance. For sure it's hard and would need to be used with a backing sheet (if not re-covered), but I'd like to see if I can make it connected solidly to the left hand end. (Never been inside a platen, so I don't know if the problem is that the core is loose or if it's just become detached in some way that I can fix.)

If it is not catching on the ratchet end, it may just be an issue with the variable line spacer/ratchet/fractional cylinder end, which is common if the machine is dirty and hasn't been used in a while. Fixing this usually involves removing the platen, and cleaning and putting a tiny bit of oil on the fractional cylinder end.

Now if the platen is completely spinning on the entire core, that would be a different issue.

 

19-1-2018 16:34:26  #1572


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Here is a diagram showing the fractional cylinder end, which is often the part that gets gummed up and causes issues with the cylinder not catching the ratchet:

https://imgur.com/v9CoFSu.jpg




 

 

19-1-2018 17:01:29  #1573


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Thanks very much! Not sure what the situation is -- will need to research how to remove the platen.

 

19-1-2018 18:44:49  #1574


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Fleetwing wrote:

Thanks very much! Not sure what the situation is -- will need to research how to remove the platen.

I believe it is the same procedure as the later models:  Remove the platen set screw and fractional line space aligning screw located on the right side of the platen. Remove left cylinder knob. Then, gripping the right cylinder knob, pull the rod out from the right. The platen can then be lifted out.

Shown below is the diagram from the KMM procedure:

https://imgur.com/TRuixr2.jpg

 

 

20-2-2018 10:46:01  #1575


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Well, it's been a little while since my last acquisition (I'd also have an Oliver badged Voss ST24 to report had I not been in the sticks with a crappy internet connection...), but this sweet little Adler Primus joins the collection tomorrow. It'll be my first typer with a non - standard keyboard (mathematical), too.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4661/40337082262_da92c7a4aa_c.jpg
s-l1600 (7) by Frank Judge, on Flickr

 

22-2-2018 13:50:20  #1576


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

It has been positively ages since I have been on this board.  I seem to have acquired quite a few new machines since I last posted on here.  No idea where to even start. 

The coolest machine is a Smith Premier 4 with directional keys on it.  I may have posted it somewhere, but am not going to spend my whole lunch time searching for an old post.   Several Smith Corona Galaxie and Galaxie II's have made their way home with me.  An Olympia SM-1 w/German keyboard, a Remington Model 1, a Signature 511 (I've heard this is the same as a Brother JP-3), a Smith Corona Silent, a SC tabulator and an Olympia SM-3.  I need to gather things up and update my inventory on typewriter database.  I think I have had a typewriter acquisition problem.  

http://typewriterdatabase.com/1899-smith-premier-4.9475.typewriter
 


Elliott 1
 

22-2-2018 14:04:25  #1577


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

colrehogan wrote:

  I think I have had a typewriter acquisition problem.  
 

It doesn't look like you have a problem acquiring typewriters to me. You seem pretty good at it. 


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

22-2-2018 15:42:25  #1578


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

colrehogan wrote:

It has been positively ages since I have been on this board.  I seem to have acquired quite a few new machines since I last posted on here.  No idea where to even start. 

The coolest machine is a Smith Premier 4 with directional keys on it.  I may have posted it somewhere, but am not going to spend my whole lunch time searching for an old post.   Several Smith Corona Galaxie and Galaxie II's have made their way home with me.  An Olympia SM-1 w/German keyboard, a Remington Model 1, a Signature 511 (I've heard this is the same as a Brother JP-3), a Smith Corona Silent, a SC tabulator and an Olympia SM-3.  I need to gather things up and update my inventory on typewriter database.  I think I have had a typewriter acquisition problem.  

http://typewriterdatabase.com/1899-smith-premier-4.9475.typewriter
 

Where have you been? You were missed! And yes, you've been busy!

 

26-2-2018 13:08:57  #1579


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Oh, here and there.  Actually got talked into getting on the FB typing groups.  Not enough hours in the day for it all.  Glad to know I was missed.  I feel like the invisible person most of the time.

My SP4 in the link still has ribbon issues.  It moves front to back, but barely from one spool to the other.  I don’t understand what is going on.  I might be able to see more if I removed the top, but I’m not going to do that by myself.  A pro would have to supervise that and I don’t think he would want me to do that either.


Elliott 1
 

11-3-2018 13:19:30  #1580


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Hello all, this is one of my more recent acquisition. A 1960 Remington Noiseless 10.
http://typewriterdatabase.com/1960-remington-noiseless-10.10340.typewriter
http://typewriterdatabase.com/img/gremington%20_10340_1520789729.jpg

 

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