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17-9-2018 19:14:20  #1


16mm ribbon for old Continental Standardtypewriter?

Hello!

I`m new here and just bought my first Typewriter. It`s a Standard Continental Typewriter by Wanderer-Werke A.G. Chemnitz. Unfortunately, there`s no ribbon installed and I did some research and somewhere I read, that I need a ribbon made from silk because of the metal types. Now I searched the internet for a 16mm silk ribbon but didn`t find anything. I found many nylon ribbons, one with 16mm, too. Now I`m questioning, if I have to buy silk or if nylon is ok and - if I need a ribbon from silk - where to find some with 16mm whic is not too expensive?
Is there somebody who can help me?

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Scrooge

(P.S.: Please, excuse my bad english,)

 

17-9-2018 20:12:11  #2


Re: 16mm ribbon for old Continental Standardtypewriter?

Where did you read that you had to use silk ribbons? I've never heard of that, and don't see why the ribbon material would make a difference. Continental machines use the same type slugs as other manufacturers, and I'm pretty sure that I don't have a silk ribbon in any of my Continental models. The only thing you should avoid is using ink meant for rubber stamps, but that's only a concern if you're re-inking an existing ribbon.

There are sellers on eBay who offer 16 mm ribbon, and other than them I can't point you to a better source. If you do find an inexpensive supplier, please let me know because I need to reorder 16 mm and 10 mm ribbon too.

For reference, here's the ribbon requirements for Continental machines:
1904 – 1907 = 10 mm
1907 – 1908 = 11 mm
1909 – 1918 = 13 mm
1918 – 1935 = 16 mm
1935 on = 13 mm
 


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17-9-2018 20:49:11  #3


Re: 16mm ribbon for old Continental Standardtypewriter?

Uwe wrote:

For reference, here's the ribbon requirements for Continental machines:
1904 – 1907 = 10 mm
1907 – 1908 = 11 mm
1909 – 1918 = 13 mm
1918 – 1935 = 16 mm
1935 on = 13 mm
 

Are those requirements just for the standards, or do they apply to the portables, as well?

 

18-9-2018 05:37:58  #4


Re: 16mm ribbon for old Continental Standardtypewriter?

You can get 16mm ribbon here : http://www.thetypewriterman.co.uk/supplies.html  It is the same as 5/8" !  (A bit of self-advertising, sorry )

 

18-9-2018 08:12:31  #5


Re: 16mm ribbon for old Continental Standardtypewriter?

Thank you all for your answers!
They're really helpful!
I don't know any more where I read about the silk ribbon but it sounded possible to me as somebody without any knowledge about typewriters.
So I'm happy I don't need silk and it's very interesting to read bit by bit more about the typewriter I bought, thanks for that!

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19-9-2018 11:32:09  #6


Re: 16mm ribbon for old Continental Standardtypewriter?

SoucekFan wrote:

Are those requirements just for the standards, or do they apply to the portables, as well?

Standards. Forgot the OP wasn't in the Standards sub-forum. Portables only began being made from '29 onward, most after '35, but I'm pretty sure they were all 13 mm.
 


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19-9-2018 11:33:14  #7


Re: 16mm ribbon for old Continental Standardtypewriter?

thetypewriterman wrote:

You can get 16mm ribbon here...

Do you have 10 mm too, Tom?


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19-9-2018 16:40:12  #8


Re: 16mm ribbon for old Continental Standardtypewriter?

I have 7/16" All-Black Nylon ribbon, which is approximately 11mm.  Would that do ?

 

20-9-2018 08:46:57  #9


Re: 16mm ribbon for old Continental Standardtypewriter?

I'll have to measure the spools and vibrator to see if the extra 1.1125 mm would cause an issue. Thanks.


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