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06-8-2020 13:54:53  #201


Re: SG Owners Club

For some reason I didn’t see this thread before now...
Olympia SG1
Serial number: 7-631522 from 1961
Its my most used manual and has been overhauled by an office machine mechanic from Hamburg. I hope to have the platen restored on it someday, but this is sadly very difficult in Germany. 

https://puu.sh/FN7db.jpg


 


Learned watchmaker and office machine enthusiast from Germany.

 
 

06-8-2020 15:50:16  #202


Re: SG Owners Club

AKB Longs in the Netherlands still recovers platens.
I have good experiences with them.

 

07-8-2020 07:44:07  #203


Re: SG Owners Club

Laurenz van Gaalen wrote:

AKB Longs in the Netherlands still recovers platens.
I have good experiences with them.

Can you give me any idea what its gonna cost me to send one there from Germany and have it re-done?


Learned watchmaker and office machine enthusiast from Germany.

 
 

07-8-2020 15:22:22  #204


Re: SG Owners Club

I pay around 26 euro for a SM9 platen, 40 euro for a SG3 wide carriage platen (33cm).
Excluding VAT and shipping (I live nearby, so I bring and pick up the platens).

You can contact them via the page below, use the email address with the word 'rollen' in it.
https://www.akblongs.nl/contents/nl/d1040_Contact.html


 

 

07-8-2020 16:00:54  #205


Re: SG Owners Club

Laurenz van Gaalen wrote:

I pay around 26 euro for a SM9 platen, 40 euro for a SG3 wide carriage platen (33cm).
Excluding VAT and shipping (I live nearby, so I bring and pick up the platens).

You can contact them via the page below, use the email address with the word 'rollen' in it.
https://www.akblongs.nl/contents/nl/d1040_Contact.html


 

Thanks man. I suppose it is no problem if I contact them in English? Would you mind posting a picture here of one of the platens you had done by them, just so I can get an idea of their work?

 


Learned watchmaker and office machine enthusiast from Germany.

 
 

07-8-2020 16:10:03  #206


Re: SG Owners Club

Eglish is no problem.

I have posted an image on the forum: https://typewriter.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=3054
If you need more images or info, please let me know.

 

07-8-2020 16:14:43  #207


Re: SG Owners Club

Eglish might be a problem. I am sure English is not.

 

21-8-2020 13:15:07  #208


Re: SG Owners Club

Hi - I just purchased a good condition SG1. It typed well for about a week, but has since stopped feeding paper.

Upon closer examination, the long feed roller underneath (and in back of) the platen has cracked and split and is no longer rotating. The two short feed rollers in front of the platen are also cracked but have not broken completely.

How difficult would it be to fix the feed rollers? Are parts available for sale? 
Is this something that a lay-person would be able to fix?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Binh

ps. I am in the USA (Georgia) if that helps.

 

21-8-2020 15:08:21  #209


Re: SG Owners Club

Others will no doubt also advise, but it is relatively straightforward to remove the feed rolls.  New spare parts are no longer available, but there is a firm in the USA called J.J. Short who can re-rubber platens, and will no doubt be able to re-rubber feed rolls too.

 

21-8-2020 16:44:20  #210


Re: SG Owners Club

Welcome to the forum, Binh. Please post all repair and maintenance questions in this sub-forum, thanks.


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