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09-12-2017 10:15:19  #51

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My collection of Royal typewriters (all USA made)


14-1-2018 16:38:11  #52

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1948 Royal KMM


21-1-2018 12:42:58  #53

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Two distant brothers united at last. Left: 1940 KMM. Right: 1948 KMM.


21-2-2018 12:30:14  #54

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Remington Noiseless 8 -     soon to be resurrected.

Throw up into your typewriter every morning. Clean up every noon - Raymond Chandler

21-2-2018 12:58:03  #55

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A worthy project! I love the chamfered edges.


06-4-2018 17:00:21  #56

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This is my Smith Corona Galaxie XII.


14-3-2019 13:53:50  #57

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My 1948 (going by the serial number) Smith Corona Clipper that I picked up yesterday:
IMG_20190314_161814 by miss KSZ, on Flickr
In original wooden case with detachable top
IMG_20190314_161929 by miss KSZ, on Flickr
IMG_20190313_203609 by miss KSZ, on Flickr
IMG_20190314_162210 by miss KSZ, on Flickr
IMG_20190314_162038 by miss KSZ, on Flickr
IMG_20190314_161959 by miss KSZ, on Flickr
There are elastic bands attached and I'm not sure why this is. They don't seem to have been added just for transport...
It was greasy, sticky and full of dust - still is in some places because I couldn't get it all out yet. Got it fairly cheap because of this (cost a bit more to have it sent over here from the US, hehe). The ribbon is dry, but otherwise decent looking, the platen is rock hard.
Any tips for any improvement are greatly appreciated


14-3-2019 14:19:54  #58

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MissKSZ, those elastic bands were added just for transport. They hold the carriage release levers in the released position, which effectively disconnects the carriage from the escapement so that forces from jostling or hits to the carriage during shipment will not be transferred to the rather delicate escapement. This is similar to the intention of the carriage lock (which I think this machine also has) but is more positive because locks sometimes jiggle out of place. Of course, now there has to be some way to hold the carriage in position during shipment, to prevent the carriage from moving all the way left; I suppose the shipper also took care of that.

I can't think of any operational purpose the elastic would serve.

It looks very good. You must have cleaned it before the pics. Have Fun!


25-4-2019 21:52:38  #59

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Just restored a trashed Luxco typewriter stand, and using it to display my 1941 SC Model 3A and 1954 SC Model 5T...both 100% functional.  Enjoy! are the pics...rookie error.  Sorry!


05-5-2019 16:52:22  #60

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