30 Jun 2014

A selection of typewriter parts (also, parts needed)

FedEx (In my experience, the least careful shipping company. USPS all the way!) and bad sellers have worn down on the past unit of time and I now possess a number of typewriters good only for parts. It's time to get rid of them, so I offer their parts up. They are:

Facit TP1: Viking grey model, with case

Underwood De Luxe Golden Touch: Blue with the gold front plate, some rusted parts, no case.

Adler Tippa: Tan and off white plastic body, some cracks in the body pieces, with lid.

Adler Contessa: Off white plastic body, y and z typebars have been taken from it; with lid.

Montgomery-Ward 511D: Blue metal large Brother portable, with case.

Smith-Corona Galaxie Deluxe: Grey and off white, with case.

I also happen to need a couple of parts for my own repair projects, as follows:

Hermes Rocket/Baby: Mainspring, I believe any era post-Hermes Featherweight will do, but check with me. This will be for my Smith-Corona Empire (Hermes clone, not Skyriter) portable, the British-made mainsprings seem to be particularly bad, while the Hermes ones don't break so easily.

Everest Mod 90/K2: Plastic card guide piece and it's two screws. This can be from either a Mod 90 or else an early K2. It's missing on my lovely Mod 90 and makes feeding paper difficult.

Royal QDL/Aristocrat/Arrow: Pair of shift springs from a 1940s model, as on mine (keychop rescue 1941 burgundy Aristocrat) they are too weak to hold the type basket up.

Contact me at schreibstang at gmail dot com. I'll also be cross-posting this to the facebook typewriter classified page.

27 Jun 2014

Italic opportunity

1965 Sears Citation 2 6A2S-118888

the serial number is one of the best; 118888

Sent from my new Sears Citation 2

23 Jun 2014

It's a Remington typewriter day

Apologies for the lack of comments from me—
no saying "happy typewriter day" on every blog for me.

Sent from my Remington Quiet-Riter Eleven

22 Jun 2014

Adjusting an Everest K2 / Lemon ice cream

1956 Everest Jolson 549429

carriage release adjustment ^

vertical alignment adjustment ^

vertical alignment adjustment ^

linespacing adjustment ^

Looking at it up close, the difference in weight can be seen, but the shorter serifs are a much more obvious difference between the W and the rest of the typeface.

No idea what I'm going to do with this case…I'm tempted to see what I can do with duck tape. XD

Sent from my new Everest Jolson

20 Jun 2014

Groma the anachronist

1950 Groma Modell N 277395

a strange face, to say the least

Smith-Corona was not the only typewriter manufacturer with a return lever that adjusted depending on the linespace setting so on a lower setting one doesn't have to pull it as far as on a higher setting. Compare this photo with the one below to see how on the 4 setting, the lever sticks out farther than on the 1 setting. Smith-Coronas didn't have 4 choices, of course!

Sent from my new Groma Modell N