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31-8-2021 22:12:51  #1821


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

The darkroom is definitely on the table for the basement.
Phil Forrest

 

18-9-2021 13:45:27  #1822


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Maroon Olympia SM2 is inbound. I can't believe the price I paid for it (I was expecting $100 more.) The missus loves this color on the Smith-Corona 2C machines, but those are rare as hen's teeth and I've never seen one sell for less than $300. The Olympia is different but also a superb machine. The finish is crinkle paint, not gloss and I hope she enjoys the machine. I'll have to sell her on carriage shift, so this machine is going to be a full restoration, new platen rubber, new feet, new bushings, possibly new springs for the carriage shift, if I can't make that adjustment myself. I "adjusted" the spring which assists lifting the carriage of my Remington Noiseless Model 7 by bending the tab that the spring hooks to just a tad. That little bit lightened the shift feel. 
I've never been inside an SM2, but I know there are carriage dragging issues due to old rubber collapsing. Otherwise, from what I've read of the SM2 and SM3/4 they type wonderfully.
Phil Forrest

 

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