I have been contacted by a local shop to repair some of their typewriters.
Up first is this 1936 Royal O SN#526027
It needed a few repairs, namely a busted drawband and a disconnected ribbon vibrator.
1947 Smith-Corona Sterling SN# 4A227733
This one also needed repairs. Backspace pawl jammed up above backspace stop.
The final one in the trio 1926 Underwood 5 SN# 2135205-5
The Underwood needed a repair I have never seen before. Paper would not feed. So I check the feed rollers. They are fine. I am sitting here stumped when I realize that the paper table is bent inwards towards the platen thus preventing the paper from feeding into the platen.
This 1938 Super-Speed was a eBay purchase. I have wanted one of these for awhile now so when this one showed up for a good price I took a chance on it. It arrived undamaged and packed well.
I am a big fan of the LC Smith typewriters and this one is no exception. They all have a very light touch and make excellent typewriters. It is missing the ribbon spool covers though. I am looking for a set. If you have any let me know.
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then 8 years ago.
We now have marriage equality for all.
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Last week I ventured out to Alliance, OH to purchase this typewriter.
A 1933 Royal 10 with decimal tabulator. This is the third incarnation with segment shift. It was missing one of the windows when I got is so my other royal 10 became a donor for now.
I have also been cleaning up this Underwood 5 from 1915 for a local shop.
Here are two new typewriters that have not arrived yet.
A family Friend said they had a old typewriter they wold like to give me. It is this LC Smith no 5. I do not know when I will receive it (they live far away). but next time they are in town they will bring it by.
I have also purchased one of my wish list typewriters. A LC Smith Super-Speed. Readers that have visited The Typewriter Database may know that I already own a super speed with a 5cpi typeface that was rescued from the keychopper scrap heap. As that one is a large typeface machine and is missing they keys (always looking for a parts machine). I have wanted a standard typeface one for a long time. It should arrive sometime this week.
The Remington 7 is complete.
It is back to operational status after a quick two day cleaning.
I have decided to put a up a photo of a machine that I got at Hermans but have not said anything about.
My 1897 Smith Premier 2
I have neglected to post anything on it as I am. waiting on the arrival of some parts for it as the carriage frame is cracked in half. I have glued the current carriage frame but it is warped and because of that the carriage will not work properly.
Remember the part from yesterday
What it is is the pinion gear and starwheel from the 1907 Remington 7.
I am in the process of restoring this machine like it deserves as it needs the 109 years of crud removed. It’s quite a job.
As you can see the typebar hoop has been polished along with the typebars. There is new felt in the hoop as well.