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Parts » WTB: Rubber "feet" for Torpedo 18b » 20-11-2022 02:08:55

Lucas Dul
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I will second the guy on ebay.  Have purchased several sets from him and they are excellent.

Typewriter Paraphernalia » Tyoewriter Hobby Room - Sign... » 20-11-2022 02:07:53

Lucas Dul
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Okay, i need a sign like that for my shop.  Been wanting vintage typewriter signs and such, I think Kirk at Nashville Typewriter scored a Royal Dealer clock.  Incredible.  But perhaps I will make some of my own.

The World of Typewriters » Typewriter Hunting - Share your adventures! » 20-11-2022 02:06:19

Lucas Dul
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Impressive finds and some gorgeous machines!  I have yet to go to a typewriter rally so to speak, aside from one in Evergreen Park Illinois a year ago, but I didn't get to see many machines there.  Once in a while I'll find a good deal in conversation with another tech or collector, but I'm beginning to worry that there are no more cheap machines in the wild in my area.  Then again, I scored two dead Praxis' for 20$ a couple weeks ago.

The World of Typewriters » The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has strong typewriter game » 20-11-2022 02:04:15

Lucas Dul
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Typewriters seem to be showing up a lot more in the television side of things.  Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix has had multitudes.  I was also pleased to see a lovely Olympia SM3 in Better Call Saul.

Type Talk » Typewriter to the rescue » 20-11-2022 02:01:26

Lucas Dul
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Some of these older skills are still quite handy to have!

Type Talk » Your Ebay watch list » 20-11-2022 02:00:13

Lucas Dul
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Been watching this gorgeous Williams 3 and I really want it!!  Can I just win the lottery already?

Maintenance & Repairs » Underwood Standard #3 14 in. carriage return band or strap » 20-11-2022 01:53:18

Lucas Dul
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It is generally called the drawstrap or drawband.  Super easy to repair, just make sure that yours is intact, unrepaired, and retains the mounting hardware on either end.  Sometimes I see drawbands that have been stitched in the middle which can make them a bit too short to function properly.  I assume you are reusing the original?  When rewinding the mainspring on a standard desktop, usually the carriage is pulled with about 2 pounds of force.

Maintenance & Repairs » Cleaning Keys » 20-11-2022 01:51:10

Lucas Dul
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For plastic, dawn dish soap and some scrubbing.  For glass, steel wool on the rings, and a super gentle polishing compound on the glass.

Maintenance & Repairs » Ribbon Spools Not Turning » 20-11-2022 01:50:23

Lucas Dul
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A lot of newer or euro machines have small hair torsion springs that hold the ribbon advance pawls to the gearing.  Those springs can come undone, common on machines like the Hermes Baby.  Double check that all the pawls are indeed springy.

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