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Maintenance & Repairs » Hermes 3000 misaligned type » 08-8-2018 11:58:15

JeffMo74
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I've isolated it to "slippage" of the platen. So as I'm typing I can see the platen move a little bit which cause the misalignment of the type. What could I do to fix this? Thanks as always! Jeff

Maintenance & Repairs » Hermes 3000 misaligned type » 31-7-2018 08:16:56

JeffMo74
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Hi all,
  I'm a proud new owner of 1961 Hermes 3000 techno ( I think that's what the font is called). Types beautifully and it lives up to the hype. I'm noticing it has an occasional misaligned type, almost like it drifts up part way through a word. It doesn't happen consistently, just every once in a while. For example, I just typed a grocery list with 15 items on it and 3 of the list items seem to have this "drift". Is this just "user error" or is there an alignment issue I need to correct. I haven't cleaned the machine and it looks like it can use a cleaning. Any info would be appreciated! Jeff[img]https://i.imgur.com/WHuBMPI.jpg
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Electric Typewriters » Top 5 Electrics to buy... » 07-7-2018 13:16:20

JeffMo74
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Ok, that's a lot of good questions! Since I like to use my machines, anything that would fall into the "just nice to look at category" I would say is out. Also, I'm not looking for anything too modern in it's look, so anything that is closer to a computer than a typewriter is out (something with any type of screen is out). Since I would consider myself in the beginner/intermediate level of repair skill, nothing too difficult to fix or too difficult to find ribbons for. I guess my question is, what kind of machines that would probably be a common electric should I be on the look out for? I've seen Smith-Corona Coronets around and some Royals too. I did let an Olympia slip past me (my pre-electric days). Should I just grab any electric that looks nice or is there anything I should avoid? Thanks for the guidance! Jeff

Electric Typewriters » Top 5 Electrics to buy... » 04-7-2018 15:58:23

JeffMo74
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Hi all,
  My manual collection has started to spill over to electric typewriters! In a matter of a week, I now have about 6 selectric II and I was wondering what would be the top 5 electrics to look out for. I noticed the local goodwill usually has a decent supply of smith-coronas and the occasional Royal. What are some good ones that are worth adding to the collection? Thanks for feeding my addiction...um, hobby. 
Jeff

Maintenance & Repairs » 1968 Hermes 3000 Paper Bail replacement » 28-6-2018 21:40:07

JeffMo74
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A friend has a 68 Hermes 3000 that's missing a paper bail. I've been on the hunt for a replacement without any luck. Is it possible to swap out a paper bail from another more readily available machine (non Hermes)? If it is, any suggestions as to what machine I should snag it from? Thanks as always! Jeff

Maintenance & Repairs » Royal QDL cover isn't flush...carriage return lever hitting cover » 03-6-2018 11:22:02

JeffMo74
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So I think I have isolated the problem with the return lever, one of the links is loose. The problem is that I can't get access to the screw to tighten it. I want to say the part is the pawl arm. If I follow the lever to the link, the next piece it is attached to is what is loose. I took out the platen, disconnected the link and I can swing around the pawl arm, I can't figure out how to take that part off so I can tighten the screw! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Maintenance & Repairs » Royal QDL cover isn't flush...carriage return lever hitting cover » 28-5-2018 15:21:28

JeffMo74
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No obstructions or paint damage that I noticed. There is a gap between the lid and the hinge that isn’t present on the other side. Looks like it is screwed in the correct location. I’ll post a picture of the hinge in a bit. Thanks as always! Jeff

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