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Standard Typewriters » SG Owners Club » 05-1-2020 09:19:15

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"However, after playing with, and adjusting that gem... I sat down at my SG1 for a go... and was reminded of just how perfect these machines are.  To anyone reading this, and wondering whether SG1s are worth all the hype... just get one.  There's a perfect mix of weight & swiftness to the keyboard... at first it may feel heavy, but lighten up your stroke, and the type will remain bold.  Lighten up even more, and still the type is clear, but now you're flying!  There's a bit of faith involved, but it is well-rewarded!"

Fragpie, well said!

Type Talk » If you could only keep a five typewriters from your collection.... » 28-9-2019 08:28:41

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1961 Olympia SG-1
1965 Montgomery Ward 510 (Brother JP-3) Script
1971 Penncrest Caravelle 12
1958 S-C Electric
1957 S-C Silent Super

Portable Typewriters » Consumer Reports article on manual typewriters, 1972 » 28-9-2019 08:25:41

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I own four Penncrest machine and the ones I have are made by SCM.

Portable Typewriters » Webster XL-747 » 28-9-2019 08:15:23

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I own a Webster XL-747. I find it one of the few credible ultraportables available. It types nicely and travels well.

Standard Typewriters » SG Owners Club » 20-9-2019 16:44:52

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Need help removing the platter from an SG-1. A fellow forum member here gave me some simple instructions but I've had no success and I don't want to break anything.

Portable Typewriters » Groma Kolibri vs Olympia SM9 vs Olivetti Lettera 32 » 21-7-2019 06:36:14

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Uwe wrote:

No one has an interest in electric typewriters until they use one...

I've just experience this. I went from "no interest" to where has this Smith-Corona 5TE been hiding. I cannot stop using it.
 

Standard Typewriters » Repainting Olympia SG1 carriage » 14-6-2019 17:25:51

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thetypewriterman wrote:

To remove the platen on an Olympia SG-1, unscrew the right hand platen knob and pull it outwards.  Unscrew the left hand platen knob - this will stay put in the machine.  Pull the platen to the right off the end of the left platen knob shaft.  Lift the right hand side of the platen up and out of the machine with the carriage drawn to the right to prevent damage to the line scales.

Remove the tiny screw holding the right knob on? Or do I remove the 17mm nut? I've tried both but decided to quit before I messed something up.

Standard Typewriters » SG Owners Club » 11-6-2019 21:11:12

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https://i.imgur.com/unlMDyY.jpg


[EDIT: Replaced incorrect image link. Unfortuneately I can only access the original photo's, which is massive! - Uwe] 

Standard Typewriters » Repainting Olympia SG1 carriage » 11-6-2019 21:02:54

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How do you remove the platten? I cannot figure it out on my SG-1. Thanks

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