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Maintenance & Repairs » Micro-welding » 13-10-2019 23:47:59

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No experience personally or with a gear but I read an article that they use this process to repair cracked slides on expensive/rare pistols. I would think that would be a more stressful movement than a typewriter. Here's the article. (mods, please delete if not appropriate). https://americanhandgunner.com/our-experts/micro-welding/

 

Standard Typewriters » SG Owners Club » 20-9-2019 17:28:27

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PaulH wrote:

3d printed paper support/gauge to replace the elusive original.

I could use one of these. I have three SG-1s and one doesn't have the paper support.
 

Maintenance & Repairs » Best source for screws for a Hermes Rocket body? » 07-8-2019 18:49:30

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There is a Gentleman on the Facebook Typewriter repair page who has a bunch of Hermes stuff. I can't remember his name but he may have original screws. He's in Europe I believe.

Maintenance & Repairs » Imperial » 07-8-2019 18:39:07

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There is a Facebook group just for people looking for vintage typewriter parts. You might try there or the Facebook repair page.

Maintenance & Repairs » Royal 10 with a broken slug » 07-8-2019 18:35:20

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I can't see your pictures on my iPad but you might be able to have it brazed. Some folks have had luck repairing cracked frames with plumbers epoxy. I doubt it would work for your repair but it's cheap to try. Some people have also had some luck with JB Weld. Remember that any of these would require good prep work (really cleaning the joint). If none of those work there is a Facebook group specifically for people looking for parts for typewriters.

Good luck,

Steve

Electric Typewriters » Top 5 Electrics to buy... » 01-5-2019 20:05:10

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A properly tuned IBM Selectric II is hard to beat for everyday use. I've had two jobs where I had to use them frequently and they never let me down. Having said that, the older IBMs or Smith Coronas have good reputations.

Electric Typewriters » Smith Corona Electra 220 » 01-5-2019 19:58:50

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I'm late to the post but that model is on my short list. They are supposed to be really nice.

Type Talk » How many machines do you have? » 23-4-2018 19:24:05

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Lucas Dul wrote:

I do recall my very first typewriter. It’s a royal 10, missing the serial number, but it’s afrer 1931, and before 1934. I took the entire thing apart bit by bit. I was 13 and don’t know the first thing about typewriters, but I figured it out, and it works flawlessly. One of my proudest accomplishments, and one of my most reliable and coveted machines I get up past 103 words per minute.

There's a video on Youtube of a guy typing on a Royal 10. I didn't know the older typewriters could go that fast until I saw him do it. The 10 has been on my wish list for a while.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=21&v=TIDE1ldJqvE

 

Maintenance & Repairs » Cleaning an Olympia SM9 » 07-4-2018 13:19:16

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Fleetwing wrote:

Read this recent thread: http://typewriter.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=2552

That is the stuff! Thanks Fleetwing!!!!!

Maintenance & Repairs » Cleaning an Olympia SM9 » 07-4-2018 01:14:30

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Has anyone ever come across a dried red goo in an Olympia SM9? If so, what is it? I'm cleaning one I just acquired and it has it under the type slugs (on the rubber rest) and on the ribbon mechanisms. It was also on the platen and the feed rollers and I had to sand it off with a scouring pad. Goo Gone would not get it off. I can tell that it was dripped in there somehow. I think I've seen another SM9 with it on the type slug rest (excuse my terminology if I am calling it the wrong thing) on this forum.

Thanks,

Steve 

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