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Type Talk » If you could only keep a five typewriters from your collection.... » 28-9-2019 13:46:43

Mr58Catfish
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An update, since my collection has grown since I posted my top 5......

SM3
SM9
Remington Travel-Riter
Remington Super-Riter
Underwood Champion

Sounds odd, but the Alpina didn't make the fin al five...
 

Portable Typewriters » Why are desktop typewriters so much larger than portable typewriters. » 20-9-2019 06:10:35

Mr58Catfish
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I completely agree with you Uwe; if I had the space I would have more standard machines. I regret not buying an SG3 from a recycling place early this year - it had a broad carriage which put me off, but the feel of typing on it was great! I still love my portables but I too look at them differently now. Looking forward to getting my Royal 10 back; that one types like a dream. 

Thanks for posting the video Laurenz; good to see it.



 

Maintenance & Repairs » Royal 10 with a broken slug » 09-8-2019 10:49:34

Mr58Catfish
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Thank you for the advice; I'll have to wait until September to know how the repair attempt has gone. I suspect they will use JB Weld but I share your doubts. If the attempt fails, and if the material used doesn't prevent future welded repairs then I will try the jeweller option. Failing that I might just have to find myself a donor machine (not exactly a punishment; I might find one in better condition and use this one as a donor....). I'll certainly let you know how it goes, and thank you once again. Pete

Maintenance & Repairs » Royal 10 with a broken slug » 08-8-2019 10:57:10

Mr58Catfish
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Thanks Steve, I've got  the Royal in to a repair shop just now; they will try some sort of glue. If it doesn't work I don't pay. I won't know until September; they are on holiday just now. I can't see my photos either  so I'll try again. I'll take a look at the Facebook page, and I've started looking for a donor machine. 

Portable Typewriters » Remington Travel Riter repair manual » 06-8-2019 15:00:37

Mr58Catfish
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It turned out to be a fairly straightforward repair and it helped me learn more about the Travel-Riter. It now works as it should. Gets used a couple of times a week, but for most writing I tend to gravitate towards the SM9. Love the looks and the industrial vibe of my Travel-Riter though.

Parts » WTB: Typebar for a Royal Model 10 » 02-8-2019 06:59:59

Mr58Catfish
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Hi all, does anyone happen to have an 'E' typebar for a 1921 Royal Model 10 looking for a new home? Preferably in Europe, but I'm happy to consider options. It's a double glass machine, serial number is X 668931. 

The World of Typewriters » The Olympia Traveller site » 31-7-2019 08:08:06

Mr58Catfish
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Maybe we could turn it into (typosphere) citizen science - ask other members if they are prepared to try alternative sound deadening methods? I'm happy to try it in any case; I'll keep you updated. It won't be today or tomorrow though....

Maintenance & Repairs » Royal 10 with a broken slug » 30-7-2019 16:06:02

Mr58Catfish
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It was too good to last. Every machine I have bought has been good, or in one case needed a linkage fixed but this time I bought a Royal 10, double window early version. I have not found the serial number yet. The trouble is that the 'e' slug top has broken off. I have the part but I don't have a clue if it is possible to repair this, or have it repaired. Should I start looking for a donor machine? http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/Mr58Frogfish/media/P7300687_zps3xtlgyjz.jpg
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