Tuesday, August 26, 2014

For typospherians Only (my pretty blue 1960-ish Smith-Corona Silent Super)

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  1. Looks like the paint has survived in a brighter, nicer condition than usual.

    Ribbon reverse should be automatic. Something needs fixing.

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    1. Scrubbing Bubbles does wonders. Also careful posing to hide the dime-sized nick to bare metal on the right front. Someone suggested mixing nail polish colors to dab on a close match, which I'll try when I get around to it. Yes, seems like reversal out to be automatic, but I could find no linkage to make that happen. With your encouragement I'll look again. Such a nice typer - would be nice to have everything tidy and right.

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  2. Yep, reversal should be automatic. somethings' prolly just sticky still. What a bright and attractive color, though! (:

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  3. Ribbon jumper... I like it! And that blue is stunning. It really looks amazingly bright.

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  4. Very nice machine! I've always wanted to try one of this model, but so far it has eluded me. I know they sold them in Mexico, but I'm still waiting for the proper allignment of the stars that will allow me to buy one. Maybe some day.

    I had to try tying the knot (literally!) around a ribbon spool with a broken tab. Indeed it works; but it would definitely be advisable to wear disposable gloves for that kind of job. Or make sure to keep your hands away from your clothes. XD

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  5. I have a Tower President made by Sears, which is just a carbon-copy of the Super Silent. It's by far one of my favorite portables.

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