Typewriter Repairs

Links to other blogs to help with making typewriter repairs. Unfinished. Updated 26 February 2015.

Adler

Adjusting carriage shift, reviving plastic

Burroughs

Misc. notes about Burroughs


Corona/Smith-Corona

Lowercase letters printing too low, related to backspace mechanism
Smith-Corona Electric 5TE

Type dramatically, erratically out of alignment
Smith-Corona manual portables

Replacing carriage string
Smith-Corona manual portables

Adjusting spacebar
Smith-Corona Galaxie

http://teeritz.blogspot.com/2013/11/dampening-sound-of-my-smith-corona.html
Smith-Corona Galaxie platen noise dampening


Erika

Erika 10 spare parts catalog

Erika 30/40, 32/42, 33/43, and 41 spare parts catalog


Everest

Aligning type, adjusting linespacing and carriage release on Everest K2


Facit

Fixing type alignment
Facit TP2, Facit 1620

Fixing frozen carriage and ribbon advance with a solvent
Facit TP2, Facit 1620


Fox

Anatomy of a Fox 1 portable


Groma

Groma N/T/E spare parts catalog


Hermes

Fixing ribbon vibrator that doesn't go down or up properly
Hermes 3000


Imperial

Fixing type alignment and sluggish shift
Imperial Good Companion (carriage shift models)


Olivetti

Stiffness fix
Studio 44


Olympia

Fixing carriage looseness, sluggishness, and stiffness
Olympia SM series

Replacing bushings, adjusting shift tension, fixing silent carriage return, adjusting spacebar sensitivity
Olympia SM series

Tabulator Brake repair/rebuild
Olympia SM series

Adjusting the rate of ribbon advance
Olympia SG1

Fixing type alignment
Olympia Carina


Remington

Replacing the mainspring
Remington Portable 5

Straightening keytops
Remington Portable 4

Diagnosing a problem on Noiseless mechanism which causes blurred type
Remington Noiseless

Fixing a problem on Noiseless mechanism which causes blurred type
Remington Noiseless

Adjusting alignment and more
Remington Noiseless


Smith Premier

Replacing backspace mechanism
Smith Premier 10A

Feed roller assembly (part 1)
Smith Premier 10A

Escapement, feed-roller assembly (part 2) and re-springing type-bars
Smith Premier 10A


Sholes Visible

Tips on restoring a Sholes Visible
Sholes Visible


Triumph

Adjusting carriage shift, reviving plastic


Underwood

Increasing resistance on the bell mechanism
Underwood 5

http://impatientsnow.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/repairs-and-new-additions.html
Remington Portable 5 carriage return lever
Underwood Noiseless 77 feed-rollers


http://idreamlo-tech.blogspot.com/2011/06/delivering-hermes-baby-for-dummies.html
Generally Inspiring Bit

http://munk.org/typecast/2013/08/01/typewriter-repair-101-adjusting-vertical-typeface-alignment-carriage-shift-typewriters/
Typewriter Repair 101: Adjusting Vertical Typeface Alignment (Carriage-Shift Typewriters)

http://munk.org/typecast/2013/07/30/typewriter-repair-101-adjusting-vertical-typeface-alignment-segmentbasket-shift-typewriters/
Typewriter Repair 101: Adjusting Vertical Typeface Alignment (Segment/Basket-Shift Typewriters)

http://natslaptaps.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/feed-roller-replacement-the-mjolnir-method/
Feed Roller Replacement

http://tonymindling.blogspot.com/2013/12/quick-and-dirty-platten-refreshing.html
Quick and Dirty Platen Refreshing



http://filthyplaten.blogspot.com/2013/08/a-happy-accident-and-silly-accident.html

http://filthyplaten.blogspot.com/2013/07/a-clean-typewriter-is-happy-typewriter.html

http://filthyplaten.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/hey-now-hey-now-my-noiseless-is-back.html

http://filthyplaten.blogspot.com/2013/03/back-from-brink-1927-bing-from-john.html

http://filthyplaten.blogspot.com/2013/03/filthy-labs-ptfe-conclusion.html

http://filthyplaten.blogspot.com/2012/12/polytetrafluoroethlene-n-that.html

http://filthyplaten.blogspot.com/2012/11/oils-aint-oils.html

http://filthyplaten.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/why-i-dont-smoke.html

http://filthyplaten.blogspot.com/2012/10/politics-and-fixing-bijou.html

http://filthyplaten.blogspot.com/2012/07/mystery-part-or-six-million-dollar.html

http://filthyplaten.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/dunking-and-drying-did-it-work.html

3 comments:

  1. Hello!
    I was gifted a SCGD serial 6T. The carriage doesn't advance for every key strike, the space bar seems to jam up and the manual carriage return... won't. Any suggestions on how I might repair it myself? I am in Fresno CA and it appears there isn't a soul around to do repairs.
    Thanks much.

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    1. I'd suggest you go to the portable typewriter forum and ask; there are plenty of people who might be able to help you.

      https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/theportabletypewriterforum/info

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  2. I have a royal dart 1959 and the keys are stuck since it has not been used. How do you unstick
    the keys so they will move freely again?

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