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08-12-2018 18:47:32  #161


Re: SG Owners Club

Looks beautiful, how did you prepare the body surface for painting?? 

 

08-12-2018 19:24:42  #162


Re: SG Owners Club

To paint I took the parts to be painted off the machine then removed all chrome strips, logos, and rear identification plate. The parts were scrubbed with stiff brush and various cleaners including Scrubbing Bubbles and Simple Green. I then painted two medium coats of Rust-Oleum Hammered Verde Green over top of the original finish. The results look wrinkled, not hammered.

 

09-12-2018 04:56:44  #163


Re: SG Owners Club

+ PaulH
That's a very nice job - congratulations.


Sincerely,
beak.
 
 

06-1-2019 23:22:32  #164


Re: SG Owners Club

I've owned several SG-1's and just acquired my first SG-3, so some impressions on compare and contrast:

First impression was that the SG-3 had been cheapened, but second take is that it has been simplified. Gone are the over-the-top spring-loaded key tops.  But were they necessary?  I don't notice any discomfort typing without them.  The external appearance of the machine is of course grossly simplified: from crinkle to smooth, from appurtenances to smooth, from knobby to smooth... etc.  One cheapening though which seems to be entirely cheapening with no redeeming design value: the paper rest has gone from something which looks like it moonlights as a slide rule to a stubby thing with sloppy tolerances in the slide. I did not like the grommet and post method of attaching the top at first: it's not something you can just flip open, you have to stand up and pull it off the typewriter. If there are issues with the ribbon this can become annoying -- as received it was not reversing but after a new ribbon with the path right and the rivets in the right places it seems to be working fine, and with lack of need to open the machine annoyance fades.

The decision between them seems to be mainly a matter of decor -- though of course all machines are individuals - but I can say that after initial skepticism i would admit the SG-3 as a true and worthy successor to the SG-1, or at least the one I found which was still manufactured in Western Germany. 

 

08-5-2019 06:44:57  #165


Re: SG Owners Club

3d printed paper support/gauge to replace the elusive original. https://imgur.com/gallery/QCyffiT

https://i.imgur.com/Rubn9P5.jpg

 

08-5-2019 06:49:45  #166


Re: SG Owners Club

Messed up one link:
https://i.imgur.com/Np8QNZk.jpg

 

10-5-2019 08:11:35  #167


Re: SG Owners Club

Oh very nice.  You will of course be able to sell these!


Sincerely,
beak.
 
 

25-5-2019 17:48:08  #168


Re: SG Owners Club

   Hello, and thank you for allowing me in. I acquired my 1957 OLYMPIA SG-1 on March 5th of this year, from a nearby seller who had it listed on letgo.com. This is what he responded to my inquiry with: 
     "Grandma put in her garage 30 yrs ago, she was using it, it has been sitting all this time. I'm not interested in working on it, just want to off load it."
     After some cleaning a new ribbon was installed 'Bernhard' came back to life! The OLYMPIA sg-1 is everything that I thought it would be after I had researched this particular model of OLYMPIA. The paper rest was cracked on its lower left side, and I used some Loc-Tite Professional Grade Super Glue which unfortunately has only worked as temporary fix, as I just discovered that the same crack is there once again. I am now thinking of making two matching plates, using one to reinforce the crack, and the other to strengthen the opposite side of the paper rest. How to attach those plates remains up in the air at this time.
   

 

11-6-2019 21:11:12  #169


Re: SG Owners Club

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


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

Last edited by Uwe (Yesterday 20:54:25)

 

Yesterday 16:44:52  #170


Re: SG Owners Club

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.

 

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