Good, cheap ribbon. I got like 6 of these at a paper store closeout table for 50 cents eash.
As you wind the ribbon onto your machine's original spools, take the time to install eyelets at the ends (a foot or so in) if your machine needs them to actuate the ribbon reverse mechanism.
This Swissa Junior has european-sized spool posts, which are slightly thicker than US-made typewriters, so the spools that came with it always need to be used. Sadly, they are plastic, so I will someday have to hunt down some metal spools in this size before the plastic ones break.
Happy Swissa! New Platen and Ribbon!
Ephemera of another dead and gone typewriter shop. This paper label came off of the back of the 1951 Smith-Corona Silent from last post.
The front-office desk of Bill Wahl at Mesa Typewriter Exchange. There is no computer anywhere in this office - instead, on the fold-out section if the desk is bolted an Olympia SG-1. The rest of the desk is covered in typewriters that are in for repair, but the SG1 is the one he types on. This Hermes Rocket is owned by someone who got too far into the "taking stuff apart" stage of a typewriter cleaning project without properly documenting where things went. (no, not me :D )