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21-6-2022 13:06:19  #1871


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

This is the Everest K3 a friend gave me recently. It is uncleaned because I didn't want to spend time on it if I could not repair the broken carriage arm bracket, and I could not. It has an all plastic shell and I assume the ribbon cover was a different issue plastic as it has turned green. Looking through the innards, my impression is that these were cheaply made. 

http://webgreen.com/everest/E1.jpg
http://webgreen.com/everest/E2.jpg
http://webgreen.com/everest/E3.jpg
http://webgreen.com/everest/E4.jpg
http://webgreen.com/everest/E5.jpg
http://webgreen.com/everest/E6.jpg
http://webgreen.com/everest/broken.jpg

 


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21-6-2022 14:43:13  #1872


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Mikeytap,

Any chance some JB Weld metal epoxy with little narrow strips cut from a coke-can might work ?  Metal tin-snips work well to cut a can.

Is it possible your ribbon cover came from another machine ?  Looking at the TWDB,,,there are machines (solid colour) in both of those colours.

Worst case if the machine is not repairable, that lovely travel case might work really well for an Olivetti Lettra 22 or even a 32.

 

 

21-6-2022 16:00:33  #1873


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Pete E. wrote:

Mikeytap,

Any chance some JB Weld metal epoxy with little narrow strips cut from a coke-can might work ?  Metal tin-snips work well to cut a can.

Is it possible your ribbon cover came from another machine ?  Looking at the TWDB,,,there are machines (solid colour) in both of those colours.

Worst case if the machine is not repairable, that lovely travel case might work really well for an Olivetti Lettra 22 or even a 32.

 

Yes, all possible. Would be easier if it was a flat to flat mating instead broken at the bend. I could add a flat splint. I suppose I could make 90 degree splints with metal from a can as suggested. If you ever have an Everest K3 you know where to get a parts machine. For now I'm going to put it aside for another day.

The same guy also gave me a Royal 10. Not my kind of machine but maybe I'll display it somewhere in the house. Visitors will want to look through those glass windows to see the goldfish. 


 


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23-6-2022 10:17:57  #1874


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

New Facit TP-2, 1968. I have a TP-2 in blue but couldn't pass up a deal on this one. Great condition.

http://webgreen.com/whitefacit/1.jpg
http://webgreen.com/whitefacit/2.jpg


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23-6-2022 19:34:14  #1875


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Always a great NTD when another Facit shows up. 

Lovely machine & case !  Congratulations !

 

23-6-2022 23:20:05  #1876


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

I have a JP-7 on the way but won't say any more unless it actually doesn't suck when it gets here. Gonna be travelin and wanted something small and good. Not a fan of plastic but willing to give it a chance if its as good or better than other Brothers I've had

 

24-6-2022 05:53:39  #1877


Re: Recent Acquisitions Thread

Pete E. wrote:

Always a great NTD when another Facit shows up. 

Lovely machine & case !  Congratulations !

Yes, thank you sir. It came with the cover as well. Carriage slide is so smooth on these things. 


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