Category: Typewriter Repair 101

Workin’ on the Lettera 22…

Weapon of Choice: “Tony” 1960 Olivetti Lettera 22 #749402 Gerren’s Lettera 22 Video: UPDATE: Currently Gerren is re-editing his video to fix some technical issues – I’ll re-link to the new one when he’s finished. In the meantime, here’s some pics of that escapement adjustment: What you will be doing is loosening the locknut that […]

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 1959–David_Scadden-Approved_Home_Study_Course_in_Typewriter_Repair_and_Service-V1 1971-Royal-Type_Character_Combination_Catalog 1966-1975-NOMDA_Blue_Book 195x-Remington-Standard-User_Manual 1959-Remington-Standard-User_Manual 1952-Remington-Noiseless_Standard-User_Manual 194x-Remington-Noiseless_Standard-User_Manual 195x-Remington-Fleetwing-User_Manual 1953-Remington-Quiet_Riter-User_Manual 1958-RC_Allen-Visomatic-UserManual 1976-Olivetti-Lexikon_83DL-User_Manual 1970-Facit-1620-User_Manual 1920-Corona_3-User_Manual 196x-Olympia-Electric_50-Userman 196x-Olympia-SG3n-UserMan [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 […]