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Maintenance & Repairs » Olympia SG1 sounds like metal hitting metal when using shift key » 01-3-2019 09:13:39

bryanhugill
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Fragpie wrote:

Did you ever figure this out?  I noticed the same thing with both of mine.

Unfortunately, not. It's been so annoying that I had to put the typewriter aside and use another one instead...at least, until I can solve the problem.
 

Resources » Factory drawings/blueprints for typewriters available? » 25-11-2018 23:37:56

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UnderwoodStd wrote:

Right now on eBay someone is offering original sketches and photos of mock-ups of the Royal Empress.  First $950 takes the lot (plus shipping).

Do you have the eBay link to the particular sale?
 

Resources » Factory drawings/blueprints for typewriters available? » 21-6-2018 00:33:53

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Hi all - does anyone perhaps have any original drawings / blueprints for any typewriters that might be used by the machinists, etc. that fabricated them? I am wondering how hard it might be to use laser cutting, 3D printing, basic machining, etc. the parts to fabricate a typewriter (or spare parts, at least). I can't seem to find anything online and the old patents are painful to read at best.

Maintenance & Repairs » Olympia SG1 sounds like metal hitting metal when using shift key » 20-6-2018 00:26:32

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Fleetwing wrote:

Go here: http://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/tw-manuals.html and scroll down to the SG-1 service manual. Note there are separate links for text and illustrations (not the most convenient layout; blame Olympia).

Thanks! I never noticed that section on RP's website before...hopefully the manuals will help explain the issue.

Maintenance & Repairs » Olympia SG1 sounds like metal hitting metal when using shift key » 19-6-2018 08:45:06

bryanhugill
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Hi all - I'm not sure if this is normal for the SG1 but when I use the shift key for uppercase letters, etc., it sounds a lot like metal hitting metal (clunk, clunk) when the carriage moves up and down. What gives? Is this normal or is it missing a rubber damper somewhere (if so, where?)? It makes typing really annoying and unnecessarily noisy, which is a bit of a let-down considering all the rave reviews about the SG1 online.

Type Talk » Typewriter desks » 05-5-2018 21:12:24

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UnderwoodStd wrote:

But I don't think you are likely to get a response.

Well, I'm still waiting for a response to my request for the X-ray specs and hypnotism ring, so I don't think this one's going to work out either. Thanks anyway
 

Type Talk » Typewriter desks » 03-5-2018 23:25:18

bryanhugill
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Hi everyone - this may seem an odd question, but has anyone come across any woodworking plans to build a typewriter desk? I've searched online and found nothing so far.

Typewriters - Private Sellers Only » WTB: Dvorak typewriter » 03-5-2018 02:21:47

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Hi everyone - I'm looking for an old typewriter with a Dvorak keyboard layout (in genuinely good working condition). Does anyone perhaps have one they'd like to sell me at a reasonable price (and ship to me in Thailand)? Thanks in advance!

Typewriter Paraphernalia » Carry case for Olivetti Lettera 35 » 03-5-2018 02:16:36

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I recently bought an Olivetti Lettera 35 (no case) and I'd like to be able to cart it around with me without damaging it. Can anyone perhaps send me some pics / dimensions of the official carry case, so that I can try to make something similar over here (in wood and leather)? Thanks in advance!

The World of Typewriters » Typewriter Pen Pals » 03-5-2018 02:10:50

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Hi everyone - I'm based on NE Thailand and run an organic farm and rice mill. Who would like to correspond with me via snail-mail? Send me a PM

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