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Would you like a Typewriter Repair Bible? (:

Okie doke, I’ve got three of ’em done, one more almost in the can and one out for proof copy. Here’s the three that are done, and ready for you to purchase and enjoy.

Special Offer: Use coupon code “6LZFHB4T” for 25% off your order, ends Feb 28.

The Manual Typewriter Repair Bible

462 Pages, Professionally printed and coil bound to lay flat on your work table!
Includes:

  • Basic Mechanical Theory and Indoctrination on how mid-20th Century manual typewriters work.
  • Step-By-Step Typewriter Symptom Troubleshooting Guide.
  • Complete 1946 OAMI Service and Adjustment Manual Covering: Standard Manual Typewriters: Remington * Royal * Underwood * Woodstock * L.C. Smith, Portable Manual Typewriters: Remington * Royal * Corona * Underwood.
  • Typewriter Tools, Ribbon Spools, Ribbons, Platens, Springs and Ball Bearings Reference.
  • Typewriter Typeface and Keyboard Reference.

 

The Olympia SM 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 Typewriter Repair Bible

206 Pages, Professionally printed and coil bound to lay flat on your work table!
Includes:

  • Olympia SM-7 User Manual and Olympia SM-3 User Manual
  • Complete 1955 Service, Troubleshooting and Adjustment Manual Covering: Portable Manual Typewriter: Olympia SM-1, SM-2, SM-3, SM-4, SM-5, SM-7
  • Complete 1962 Tools and Exploded Parts Reference Manual Covering: Portable Manual Typewriter: Olympia SM-1, SM-2, SM-3, SM-4, SM-5, SM-7
  • Olympia/ITC Technical Service Bulletins
  • Reference Catalog: Olympia Typewriter Typefaces and Keyboards
  • Illustrated Olympia SM Model Age Guide

 

The Olympia SG1 Typewriter Repair Bible

256 Pages, Professionally printed and coil bound to lay flat on your work table!
Includes:

  • Olympia SG-1 User Manual and Salesman’s Training Guide
  • Complete 1955 Service, Troubleshooting and Adjustment Manual Covering: Standard Manual Typewriter: Olympia SG-1
  • Complete 1962 Tools and Exploded Parts Reference Manual Covering: Standard Manual Typewriter: Olympia SG-1
  • Reference Catalog: Olympia Typewriter Typefaces and Keyboards
  • Illustrated Olympia SG Model Age Guide

The one that’s nearly in the can is on the Smith-Corona “Floating Shift” 1 through 5 series, Squarelines, Speedlines and Super-5’s. Should clock in a bit over 300 pages. Stay Tuned! (:

Updated: February 5, 2017 — 4:11 pm

14 Comments

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  1. Ted, you’re doing a fine service to the typewriter community, well done.

  2. Thank you Reverend. Just placed my order!

  3. Thanks Ted!

    Just finished placing my order.

  4. Mine are on the way. Can’t wait!

  5. Thank you so much. I look forward to getting the books. :)

  6. Just ordered mine! Viva la Qwerty!

  7. Perfect for my kitchen counter work bench. I love that they are coil bound and will lay flat.

    1. Mr. Polt suggested the coil binding, a very worthy idea :D

  8. Thanks Ted! This is a great use of all that Knowledge you’ve amassed.

  9. I have an Olympia SM3. the tops of the letter “l” and some other taller letter ( b, d, h ) are very light to fading out completely. The “l” is certainly the worst and the bottom part of upper case “L” is fading out.

    All the letters type evenly and there are no wavey sentences.

    I have replaced the ribbon and tried different finger type pressure settings with no difference. The original ribbon was heavy and I went to medium, once again no difference. What can you suggest and would your book cover anything like this?

    Thanks,

    Frank Wolff

    1. That’s called a “Motion and Shift” adjustment, and yes, it is covered. You’d be adjusting the position of the platen at the top and bottom of shift travel to square the type slug to the center of the platen face.

  10. Not having much luck with the offer code I’m afraid, just reports back “The code you entered is not valid”. May be not applicable to UK lulu store maybe?

    Cheers,

    Richard

    1. protip: if you are not in the US and the discount code doesn’t work, you can fix it by setting the Lulu Site language to English. I’ve been told by buyers in Germany and Italy that this trick works to enable the coupon code to work again.

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