Random Ramblings on DIY Typewriter Platen Recovering – and The Green Selectric Lives Again! munk November 24, 2017 From the Desk of Reverend Munk, Typewriter Repair 101, Typewriters In The Corral 5 Comments This Selectric @ TWDB 1962 Triumph Perfekt @ TWDB 1978 Brother Charger 11 (International Keyboard) @ TWDB Service manual for Brother JP-1 Typewriter (Brother Charger 11 is a JP-1)
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Nice work. I read where someone cut disks of rubber to fit the ID of a hollow aluminum rubber covered platen like SCM used. I filled mine with spray foam like used to seal openings where cables are run. Some of the hi-expansion foam used to full hollow spaces in walls is corrosive to some things so I used the more expensive stuff we used in radio stations around the holes in the walls for coax to pass. Adler knobs are left-hand threads too.
Installing felt as a rest cushion in place of the hard rubber will make a big difference to a JP1. Now – how can I stop my Corona Standard from cutting the ribbon and paper to shreds? Even an inner tube didn’t do anything!
JJ Short or Steve Dade, once the DIY methods fail. (:
Cute li’l Spanish Brother.
I have a vague recollection that some typospherian filled the hollow platen of an SCM with some material—and there was no appreciable difference in the sound.
Spanish keyboards have Umlauts & British Pounds on them? I figured it was more of a generalized European Latin keyboard. Learn something new every day (: