Finding the *right* ribbon for a machine

Weapon of Choice: 1959 Smith Corona Skyriter #3Y 210063 Weapon of Choice: “Einstein” 1956 Smith Corona Silent #5S 529594 When you have intact and still supple feet, but the bottoms are shiny and slippery, try sanding the shine off and enjoy fresh grippiness! The old glue on the typebar rest dried out, but that’s easily fixed with a little rubber cement. Made in USA! :D Skyriter serial number location:right side carriage frame, between the shell and the frame. Use a flashlight!
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Updated: May 4, 2023 — 2:59 pm


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  1. A great tutorial for us all, finding the optimal ribbon for each machine!

  2. I also find that silk seems to work best with Elite type slugs. The other is those cheap nylon ones that come 12 for $10.00 from Amazon. They don’t last as long as silk though.

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