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Type Talk » Forum font face » 06-10-2019 02:50:25

sirius
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Uwe wrote:

Alas there isn't an option to use such a typeface, if there was I would certainly use your suggestion. The pitfalls of using a free forum is not having many choices in its design or function. If there was a way to generate enough money to pay for dedicated hosting you can believe that this forum would look very different!

Ah, too bad. I can't make any promises, but at some point I might be willing to host the forum on my own infrastructure as I run a server for personal use anyway. I've hosted other forums before, so it's not something entirely new for me. Back then I never was content with the available forum software, though, so I ended up with writing my one one. It was however quite buggy, and since then I discovered better options, so I abandoned the project. Meanwhile however I've retracted from any forum hosting, because I'm currently in a very demanding phase in life that does not allow me to properly maintain an online forum, regardless of what software it runs.

When this phase is over, we can discuss that topic again. The details to consider are however not only technical (software), but also legal; while I'm a big advocate of self-hosting, it also comes with the responsibility over your users' data. As a EU citizen, I undergo the famous EU data protection law (GDPR), so before I host any software for anybody else than myself I'm going to consider twice, especially if non-EU citizens are involved.

Type Talk » Forum font face » 05-10-2019 13:34:53

sirius
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Hi everyone,

it just occured to me that for a forum dedicated to typewriters, a monospace (nonproportional) font could be more appropriate than the current sans-serif one. This is how it'd look like:

https://files.guelker.eu/misc/monospace.png


(This was done using Firefox' developer tools)

Thoughts on that? Is it even possible to change this?

Das deutsche Schreibmaschinenforum » Schreibmaschinen-Brieffreundschaften » 04-10-2019 13:21:41

sirius
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Gut, das geht so auch in Ordnung.

Die PN-Funktionalität hängt wahrscheinlich von der Anzahl der Posts ab. Das dient vermutlich dem Schutz vor Spam.

Parts » WTB: Olympia SG1 paper support » 17-8-2019 13:54:54

sirius
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Thank you! That's of course correct. My apologies, but please bear with me -- I'm not an English native speaker.

Parts » WTB: Olympia SG1 paper support » 16-8-2019 07:52:49

sirius
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Hi everyone,

I want to buy the Olympia SG1's paper extender, i.e. the thing at the back of the carriage that is missing from so many SG1s (including mine). My SG1 is one from 1958 and looks like the one depictured over here. I mean the triangular plastic part that you can see in the top centre of the picture that held by the two small metal holders.

Beware that I'm based in Germany. I can only pay with Paypal, bank wire transfer or cash (by mail). I used to own some Bitcoins, but I've sold them all and I don't intend to buy new ones.

Standard Typewriters » Repainting Olympia SG1 carriage » 13-6-2019 06:34:29

sirius
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Thank you very much, thetypewriterman! I managed to remove the lever now by applying more force when pulling. I didn't do that before because I didn't want to damage any possible inner mechanics.

I don't have time to mess with the paper rest at the moment, but if anyone of you has tips on how to approach it, I'm still glad to hear. Thanks everyone so far!

For anyone who wants to later try this, here are pictures of how the scene looks with the lever removed. It's really as simple as thetypewriterman said: the lever has a hole and it is simply sticked on top of the little bar with the screwhole inside it that comes out of the plate. Forgive my imperfect description, but I'm not a native English speaker. Refer to thetypewriterman's explanations for more exact information.

https://files.guelker.eu/misc/Olympia-SG1/DSC07458.JPG


https://files.guelker.eu/misc/Olympia-SG1/DSC07457.JPG


https://files.guelker.eu/misc/Olympia-SG1/DSC07459.JPG

Standard Typewriters » Repainting Olympia SG1 carriage » 10-6-2019 07:31:45

sirius
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Hi everyone,

I'm halfway in repainting my Olympia SG1. I already removed all metal plates on the base and am preparing them for repainting, but removing those from the carriage gives me headache. I'm not after a perfect repaint as the machine is only for my personal use, so I don't think I need a full disassembly to also paint the carriage's inside.

Specifically, take a look at the following pictures. How do I remove the metal plates 1 (left outside plate), 2 (paper rest), and 3 (right outside plate)? I started with the right plate (3) and tried to unscrew the levers, but the metallic one that moves the carriage (above circle 3) does not come off. Any help is appreciated.

https://files.guelker.eu/misc/Olympia-SG1/DSC07445.JPG


https://files.guelker.eu/misc/Olympia-SG1/DSC07446.JPG

Maintenance & Repairs » Olympia SG-1 questions » 02-5-2019 14:21:58

sirius
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Hello from Germany,

davidlg wrote:

It is missing the paper rest (which is as I understand very common)

Yes, very common. Mine lacks it to. Somewhere on this forum I read that these were just too easy to take off.

davidlg wrote:

strangely enough the right margin stop

Now that's odd. Is it really entirely missing or do you mean the machine just does not stop at the right margin stop (which is what mine occasionally likes to do)?

davidlg wrote:

So my question is this: where could I source those parts

steini and me have some esoteric thoughts as to manufacturing such parts, but your best bet for just the parts is probably posting in our Parts subforum. Quite some people have parts machines around.

The alternative is to find a fitting parts machine. I can't comment on whether you can use an SG3's margin stop, but if you have one around anyway, just try unscrewing it and screw it onto the SG1. Make a photo before so you can properly reassemble it. I don't believe you can damage anything by trying it out.

I looked at my 50ies Olympia SG1's right margin stop and it doesn't look like an exactly difficult/complex part. I suppose with patience a mildly talented person could work it from metal if you don't find one. So many people have SG1s that asking for detailed photos on this forum will certainly yield you plenty.

Maintenance & Repairs » larger spool spindles on some Olympias? » 31-3-2019 15:00:57

sirius
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Now this is really interesting information. I quickly discovered that my Olivetti typewriter needs other spools than all my other machines, but I couldn't make something of the spool with the four holes in it that I still had around. Now I just checked, and it's central hole is indeed 4mm and thus 1mm smaller than my numerous Olympia spools. Must be an Underwood-style spool, then. An uncommon sight here in Germany.

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