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  • One slight tweak to that message is ... book S in the making. I think he has at least 3 maybe 4 of these volumes in the works: Manual Typewriters, Electric Typewriters, Olympia Typewriters, ....?? :) -- Brian S. Brumfield bsb@^$1 On Jan 25, 2017, at 8:31 AM, billmaclane@^$2 [TYPEWRITERS] < TYPEWRITERS@^$3 > wrote: For those who follow Ted Munk's blog you know about his book in the...
    Brian S. Brumfield Jan 25, 2017
  • Those are designed to mount onto the back or to the side of a desktop typer. Some had linkages between the carriage return and the line cursor, so that it would move as you typed. Pretty nifty. Just bulky. :) -- Brian S. Brumfield bsb@^$1 On Dec 1, 2016, at 1:33 PM, Robert Hayes rhayes@^$2 [TYPEWRITERS] < TYPEWRITERS@^$3 > wrote: send
    Brian S. Brumfield Dec 1, 2016
  • My supposition would be that standard machining and US engineering standards are to 1000th of an inch ( .001). This makes dividing into 10ths or 12ths easy - especially as opposed to 32nds or 64ths. Other typewriter pitches are somewhat unconventional, such as 5 or 6 pitch. Either way, using 1000ths of an inch as a basis, makes dividing into any decimal relatively easy. -- Brian...
    Brian S. Brumfield Nov 28, 2016
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  • I have a Gritzner. It is very much like an Elliot Fisher book writer, uses the same typebar/toggle head design. The Gritzner is designed to attach to a draftsman's ruler (name escapes me) and it types on drawings. Uses a small ink pad to ink the type slugs as they swing down. -- Brian Sent from my iPhone On Oct 28, 2016, at 12:41 AM, agpmailnospam@^$1 [TYPEWRITERS] < TYPEWRITERS...
    Brian S. Brumfield Oct 28, 2016
  • I think that contacting a luggage repair shop is your best, most expedient option … unless you have a leather sewing machine that can punch a needle through 6 layers of thick fabric, cardboard, etc. -- Brian S. Brumfield bsb@^$1 On Oct 11, 2016, at 10:56 AM, freespeedpro@^$2 [TYPEWRITERS] < TYPEWRITERS@^$3 > wrote: 've been wondering about a way to fix this that doesn't involve...
    Brian S. Brumfield Oct 11, 2016
  • Peter- I am very interested in the Torpedo Kleine 12 - I’ll PM you on Facebook too. Thanks! -- Brian S. Brumfield bsb@^$1 On Oct 7, 2016, at 3:42 PM, Peter Weil pmweil@^$2 [TYPEWRITERS] < TYPEWRITERS@^$3 > wrote: Hi, Dale, I hope you are recovering well. I would love to see theSecor 2 go to such a good home. These are truly quite rare. Only 11k were made, and very few are...
    Brian S. Brumfield Oct 7, 2016
  • I have one that I am not married to ;) It is fully operational, where do you live? Please feel free to email me directly. -- Brian On Oct 2, 2016, at 6:05 PM, thetypewriterguy@^$1 [TYPEWRITERS] < TYPEWRITERS@^$2 > wrote: I would like to have an IBM Actionwriter to add to my little collection of IBM's. I know it's not a genuine IBM made machine but I would like to have one none the...
    Brian S. Brumfield Oct 2, 2016
  • These types of key caps are removed using two types of pliers; 1. a soft-jaw (rubber covered) plier that is clamped onto the key lever just below the key cap. This is to avoid marring and goring the metal of the key lever. A plier with unprotected jaws will dig in a defile the surface of the metal. A piece of card stock - like a cereal box, folded over the key lever may...
    Brian S. Brumfield Oct 2, 2016
  • Simon- You'll likely see as many different answers as there are members to this group, and they'll vary from touch up tips to "strip it and repaint it." How to tackle the issue is largely based on the state of the metal under the paint, how badly it is corroded and what is needed to stabilize that, and how much of the paint is affected. Rust is like a cancer, if you don't eradicate...
    Brian S. Brumfield Apr 30, 2016
  • Champion was Underwood's name for the style of keys - the cupped plastic, often ringed. -- Brian Sent from my iPhone On Oct 11, 2015, at 4:58 PM, Richard Knoppow 1oldlens1@^$1 [TYPEWRITERS] < TYPEWRITERS@^$2 > wrote: I just picked up a typewriter (no jokes about my back please). From the serial number it is a Model 6. It is a carriage shift machine but with many of the features of...
    Brian S. Brumfield Oct 11, 2015