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Maintenance & Repairs » Are escapement pica vs elite interchangeable? » 07-9-2021 23:49:42

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skywatcher wrote:

Hi Lynn

As Phil says, the escapement wheels are totally interchangeable. The carriage rack and the escapement pinion will always have the same pitch so they will mesh properly. The difference is in the number of points on the star wheel. For example, a Smith-Corona Galaxie-12 was available with 6, 10 and 12 CPI. The rack and pinion were the same on all the machines, the only difference was the number of points on the star wheel dictating how many clicks it took for one revolution of the pinion. Hope this isn't too confusing, I'm a mechanic by trade, so tend to talk technically. All the best,

Sky

I can't speak for Smith Corona, but on Royals, the escapement pinion and rack would also differ depending on the pitch. Looking at one of my parts catalogs, the same would be true of Underwood, as well. I have only personally dealt with this on a Royal, so I have never bothered to check other makes.
 

Parts » WTB: Smith Corona Clipper Variable Line Spacer Button » 21-8-2021 11:53:56

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Great. Send me a PM if you would like my contact info.

Parts » WTB: Smith Corona Clipper Variable Line Spacer Button » 20-8-2021 22:26:03

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Pro Libertate wrote:

Mine is a '48.

Cool. I have this one from a post-war 4-series Silent, pictured below. Let me know if this one looks like it will work for you.

https://imgur.com/Mm24WGe.jpg

 

Parts » WTB: Smith Corona Clipper Variable Line Spacer Button » 20-8-2021 13:09:38

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You should probably specify the year or the series of your Clipper.

Typewriter Paraphernalia » New Keyring Pliers » 02-8-2021 00:43:39

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This is impressive. I just saw these keyring pliers listed on mytypewriter.com. In addition to the dual-plate removal and attachment pliers, the kit comes with a shift key removal and attachment plate. They also have punch-out key legends too, and some other extras. The pliers are based on the vintage Schollhorn Bernard style pliers. It is like seeing a small portion of the Ames catalog come back to life.

https://imgur.com/SqvfWiE.jpg

Typewriter Paraphernalia » Tiffany Typewriter Stand » 31-7-2021 18:43:36

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I thought of this thread when I was looking at a typewriter stand at the antique store today, remembered to look underneath, and found that particular stand did have soundproofing. It looked similar to the material that was used in 50's Smith Corona portables. None of the three typewriter stands that I own have soundproofing, but it would appear that some did. I have seen so many stands at shops over the years but never thought to look underneath.

Type Talk » Post Editing Now Available! (Disregard for now...) » 27-7-2021 15:11:26

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Testing the edit feature. It is 4:11 PM EST.
Nice. It works. It is 4:14 PM EST.
It is still letting me edit it hours later. It is 1:12 AM EST, the following morning.

Typewriter Paraphernalia » cavity height on old typewriter desks? » 23-7-2021 19:03:25

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skywatcher wrote:

If anything, it would encourage tidying up the desk so it can be opened to deploy the typewriter when needed.

That is exactly what happened when I switched to a hideaway desk.

The World of Typewriters » Herman Price gathering 2021? » 17-7-2021 00:58:14

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The Fall 2021 gathering is currently marked as cancelled on the group event page. I don't know any further details, other than someone commenting that it was cancelled a couple of days ago.

Type Talk » Unusual Keyboard Layout » 23-6-2021 10:49:20

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It appears to be in alphabetical order, in columns from the center out, with A-K on the right hand and L-Z on the left.

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