Handsome SC Sterling, that's a good find. The maroon Sterling I used to own also had the occasional skipping issue, makes me wonder if that's a Sterling disease. Those ribbons are a steal! "Quality" is my first question but they seem to work okay based on your sample.
I think it's generally a Smith-Corona problem, from the flattops to the Galaxie style models. This was the first I'd encountered, though.I was intending to add Olivetti to the list of supported manufacturers but I forgot.
How could you, Nick? ( :
You've gotten that Sterling looking almost brand new. Nice!Near the end of this post is a suggestion to fix the skipping.
That your lovely Smith-Corona skipped just as you were mentioning how rare the issue was is just another bit of evidence that typewriters have souls, and in your case, one with a quirky, mischievous sense of humor.
I've been a fan of Discount Printer Ribbons for a while. I have a few machines with granite platens, and so far, I haven't had a ribbon tear. I'm glad that you're giving them a shout-out. I just wish that they sold red-black ribbons at the same low prices they sell the solid black ones!
That's definitely very important now since we can't all have perfect platens on all our typewriters. I haven't had a tear yet either, but I haven't gotten my worst ribbon offenders out yet and used the new ribbons in them.
Ahh, love the Smith-Corona Silent. I have both a Silent and Sterling and LOVE those machines. Probably are still my favorite typers (although my Olympias are right near the top too). I've been fortunate to buy one from a local repair shop and another for a really good price. You're right though, they regularly go for quite a few dollars!