Brothers, Books, Administrators and Feets!

Weapon of Choice: 1978 Brother Charger 11 #K83712885 Some other books I picked up cheap this month. I really like the looks of the Administrator – all sorts of beveled edges like a diamond.

Fascinating mechanical design as well. Almost all of the important bits are built into the bottom of the carriage *in between the carriage rails*. Basckspacer, escapement, motor, it’s all there. All that really lives inside the main body are actuating levers and the on feet/motion mechanism (part of the basket assembly).

My Administrator came to me with destroyed feet, but that was no problem, because Olympia SM-3/4 feet work perfectly.

And finally replaced the last bit of old rubber on my silenced JP-1, the hardened and crumbling feet. The big bag of assorted feets sourced from Ebay came in clutch for this.

Updated: May 8, 2021 — 4:53 pm


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  1. Industrious! Keep up the good work. “The Iron Whim” is a great title!

  2. It’s good to read of more projects in the queue. The effort is always appreciated.

  3. Your Bibles are works for the ages. You are serving not just the present, but the future of typewriterism. It’s good, good work.

    I don’t currently have a JP-7, but I’ve been very impressed with those that have come through my hands: smooth, accurate, and well made.

    I do still have a Royal Administrator, which I like very much. The Diana/Administrator is an underappreciated mid-century typewriter with many virtues.

    Thanks for everything you do.

  4. Ted, you continue to amaze me! Keep up the good work!

  5. Wow! A great amount of work past and future. Thank you for all your efforts on keeping typewriters alive and well.

  6. Your blog is still working. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Firefox are marking Blogger blogs as deceptive and blocking them.

    1. Temporarily, apparently. they prolly let the master SSL certificate expire.

  7. I’ve collapsed in exhaustion just THINKING of all the work you put into these! Bravo, sir. Bravo.

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