Category: Typewriter Repair 101

Adjusting Ring & Cylinder on a Brother JP-1

Weapon of Choice: 1978 Brother Charger 11 #K83712885 Typewriter Club LIVE: 2022-01-23 Time to make some notes in your JP-1 Repair Bible. You make notes in your Bible, right? The following pages are from the Silver-Seiko 700 Series Repair Bible, and they have a clearer explanation of the process of Ring & Cylinder/Platen Parallel and […]

Monster Scouts Field Typewriter Mark 1 With Tripod

Weapon of Choice: “Nick Charles” 1956 Empire Aristocrat #S2/268670 Redubbed: “Monster Scouts Field Typewriter Mark 1 With Tripod” Previously known as the Empire Aristocrat Tripod Field Typewriter. Tripod Mount project Part 1 – Part 2 Be sure to tape off the buttons! (: Cleaning the machine with white gas (Coleman Fuel), then blow it out, […]

UJTU: Three Typewriters Improved In One Evening!

Weapon of Choice: “Starbuck” 1964 Hermes Rocket #6027915 Mmmmmmm, the fresh-baked smell of new typewriter feets! Installation Instructions: Hermes HD2-64 Feets. The original feet? Hard as rocks, crumbly and downright crispy, and still had to be pried off with a screwdriver. Oh, glorious, fresh grippy feets! Weapon of Choice: “Thunderbird 2” 1968 Montgomery Ward Signature […]

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 Mystery of the Hermes 3000 Reversed Backspace and Tab keys and New Stuff To Read!

Weapon of Choice: “Easy” 1964 Hermes 3000 #3246817 https://typewriterdatabase.com/Hermes.3000.82.bmys 1959–David_Scadden-Approved_Home_Study_Course_in_Typewriter_Repair_and_Service-V1 https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/homestudycourse.pdf 1971-Royal-Type_Character_Combination_Catalog https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ri4DXbE1U8lzdnXmiCraTen6-4iBfUX8/view?usp=sharing 1966-1975-NOMDA_Blue_Book https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BvD8_msG7TLvs8eBtua9Y0-KHLKrt3gg/view?usp=sharing 195x-Remington-Standard-User_Manual https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/RemingtonStandard19.pdf 1959-Remington-Standard-User_Manual https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/RemingtonStandardSuper-Riter.pdf 1952-Remington-Noiseless_Standard-User_Manual https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/RemingtonNoiseless10-1952.pdf 194x-Remington-Noiseless_Standard-User_Manual https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/RemingtonNoiseless10-1950.pdf 195x-Remington-Fleetwing-User_Manual https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/RemingtonFleetwing-manual.pdf 1953-Remington-Quiet_Riter-User_Manual https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/quietriter.pdf 1958-RC_Allen-Visomatic-UserManual https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/RCAllenVisOmatic.pdf 1976-Olivetti-Lexikon_83DL-User_Manual https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/OlivettiLexikon83DL.pdf 1970-Facit-1620-User_Manual https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/Facit1620.pdf 1920-Corona_3-User_Manual https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/Corona3-1920.pdf 196x-Olympia-Electric_50-Userman https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/OlympiaElectric50.pdf 196x-Olympia-SG3n-UserMan https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/OlympiaElectric50.pdf [Printed & Coil-Bound] [PDF] The Smith-Corona Series 6-7-88 Standard Typewriter Repair Bible is now available in […]

Keeping Busy and Productive

Weapon of Choice: “Joanie” 1964 Hermes 3000. First casts in plastic resin, transparent because I haven’t yet gotten my mica powders in the mail. This resin is actually quite tough, and I think it’ll work perfectly. Some more TRB luv. Can’t tell you how much it warms my cockles to see people getting good use […]

Levers, Nameplates and Feets, Oh, My!

Got my bake-set clay, liquid plastic and silicon mold-making stuff today, so I decided to replicate the feet for the “Silver Bullet” Olympia SM case and build my first molds. I’ve built the masters for my Corona 4 feets, tested for perfect fit, correct height and superior desk grip. I’ll likely be doing even more […]

Typewriter TV Episode 001 2020/01/10

Typewriter TV – Episode One ########################################## Typewriter Books for Collectors By: Will Davis, the author of the Typewriters by Will Davis page and the co-author of The Davis Typewriter Works blog. http://willdavis.org https://davistypewriters.blogspot.com/ Bonus Youtube content from the Davis Bros. who are basically the Click & Clack of typewriters: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoFvwDFlV9HxlBxL3Yilag/videos ########################################## A Quick Lesson on […]