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Maintenance & Repairs » Is it possible to repair this (broken frame)? » 15-11-2018 15:46:42

Argio
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I will look for "J-B Weld" in particular, I am not so worried for the looks, I think I could do a full restoration paint job if necessary.

Sadly this is live, the machine made a stop at a friends place in LA, then she bring it where I am some time later. I hope that with the second travel it doesn't get worse.

Maintenance & Repairs » Is it possible to repair this (broken frame)? » 10-11-2018 21:47:26

Argio
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Thank you, I will upload pictures of the repair process and result.

Maintenance & Repairs » Is it possible to repair this (broken frame)? » 08-11-2018 07:49:25

Argio
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Has anyone attempted anything similar? what were the results?
(the front detachable plate is fine though)
https://wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.appspot.com/_api/download/file?downloadToken=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ1cm46YXBwOjdlMGQxODg5ODIyNjQzNzNhNWYwZDQxNWVhMGQyNmUwIiwiaXNzIjoidXJuOmFwcDo3ZTBkMTg4OTgyMjY0MzczYTVmMGQ0MTVlYTBkMjZlMCIsImV4cCI6MTU0MTY4MTg2NCwiaWF0IjoxNTQxNjgxMjU0LCJqdGkiOiI1YmU0MzA3MGJjMWY4Iiwib2JqIjpudWxsLCJhdWQiOlsidXJuOnNlcnZpY2U6ZmlsZS5kb3dubG9hZCJdLCJwYXlsb2FkIjp7InBhdGgiOiJcL2ZcLzBkZTdlZWRjLTE4M2EtNDM0ZS1hYjc4LTE2NmU3MTU5YzVkOVwvZGNyaDNhdy1mM2NmZjJiNS1jN2U3LTQwOGUtOTVhZi0yNjJiZTMzNmQyYWIuanBnIn19.n6eNRJsOoF0VV0LqBolPpY-_xOmEk5CMsQto_eBP5Lo
https://wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.appspot.com/_api/download/file?downloadToken=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ1cm46YXBwOjdlMGQxODg5ODIyNjQzNzNhNWYwZDQxNWVhMGQyNmUwIiwiaXNzIjoidXJuOmFwcDo3ZTBkMTg4OTgyMjY0MzczYTVmMGQ0MTVlYTBkMjZlMCIsImV4cCI6MTU0MTY4MTc0MCwiaWF0IjoxNTQxNjgxMTMwLCJqdGkiOiI1YmU0MmZmNDEzNzVkIiwib2JqIjpudWxsLCJhdWQiOlsidXJuOnNlcnZpY2U6ZmlsZS5kb3dubG9hZCJdLCJwYXlsb2FkIjp7InBhdGgiOiJcL2ZcLzBkZTdlZWRjLTE4M2EtNDM0ZS1hYjc4LTE2NmU3MTU5YzVkOVwvZGNyaDNiNC0wNDRkYjc2My05NWU5LTQxZGUtYjU5Ny04ODRkYTM0ZmY3MDIuanBnIn19.pVHNjAjdi4ZBzdTsu6ZEtQTGD43yLsFVZVj7vr39bd0

 

Standard Typewriters » The mystery of the Underwoods » 26-10-2018 22:16:36

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Well, speaking of the galleries, allow me to share what I have found so far.

First the Underwood Rhythm Touch. As far I understand, it came out in 1948.
The key features I could identify were the plastic keytops, rounded or "tombstone" shaped, and the long returning lever. The galleries seem to be quite homogeneous for this model. However, now I wonder what would be the difference with the Rhythm Touch Deluxe.

In 1953 appeared the SX series. I understand that there was some transitional model that did look pretty much the same as the Rhythm Touch, the SX-100 apparently (?). Later changed to the SX-150 (?) with a new design for the shape, margin sets, and the quite conspicuous front logo of the company.  Eventually seems it transitioned to the Golden Touch, which gave place to the touch master and the type master as the later generations.

Where things get fuzzy for me is with the earlier generation, the SS.
I see the earlier machines of this model look pretty similar to the Rhythm Touch but with the classic short return lever.

The late exemplars in the SS galleries are what make me wonder if they might actually be misclassified  Rhythm Touch, or if there was a transition to this model which had the new lever but retained for some time the SS name. 

I would gladly appreciate any correction or further information of what I have exposed so far. I was intrigued for the topic as I actually had the chance to get what it seems to be a Rhythm Touch, however I am still awaiting for it's arrival.

Standard Typewriters » The mystery of the Underwoods » 25-10-2018 17:21:40

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The database is a priceless tool, most of what I have learned was just exploring exploring and reading the different entries.

However as the mystery remains, I will investigate further and come back with any finding that might be useful as a reference for a precise identification of the models, of course everything would be open to discussion.
 

Standard Typewriters » The mystery of the Underwoods » 24-10-2018 21:31:41

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I was checking the typewriter database, particularly the different galleries of the Underwood standard typewriters of late 40's and 50's. I found curious that many entries of the models SS, Rhythm Touch, and SX-100 show machines that look pretty much the same, or with features that appear irregularly in some exemplars of the mentioned models.

So, my questions are, Is this phenomena a case of several classification mistakes in the database?, Are there differences, even internal ones, between the mentioned models?, Is it possible to track the precise model by the serial number?
 

Standard Typewriters » A question about the Underwood Touch Master 5 » 02-10-2018 07:10:47

Argio
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It seem like an Achilles heel indeed.
I hope eventually to get a damaged example for repair experiments.

Off-Topic » The Official Fountain Pen Thread » 26-9-2018 16:25:22

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My very first pen was a pilot parallel in  2.4 millimetres, quite fun for blackletter handwriting.
Then I got a Pilot Kakuno medium nib, which I use as my daily pen at the college.
At home I use a black Lamy Al-Star with extra fine nib.
Then my father gave me his Parker 45 in brushed steel, however I still have to repair it since the ink doesn't flow.

I use blue Parker Quink for the Kakuno and black for the Al-Star, as is the only I was could find for the moment. Eventually I hope to get a 100 millimetres bottle of J.Herbin Perle noire (I don't like to have shading in my black ink).

I hope to continue expanding my collection but still remaining utilitarian, maybe a J. Herbin Pen and some other colours.

Standard Typewriters » A question about the Underwood Touch Master 5 » 16-9-2018 22:01:55

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Thanks for the note, I will have it in mind.
And of course I shall post pictures of my findings in the proper subforums or site as well of my current typewriters.

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