Typewriters

some of my small herd of typing beasties

This was stinky and grubby when I bought it. Scrubbed up nicely.
This was stinky and grubby when I bought it. Scrubbed up nicely.
Little champion with wonky alignment.
Little champion with wonky alignment.
Smells great. Types great. Looks great. Haven't tried tasting it yet.
Smells great. Types great. Looks great. Haven’t tried tasting it yet.
A fighter. Things keep on happening to this machine but it's still typing.
A fighter. Things keep on happening to this machine but it’s still typing.

8 thoughts on “Typewriters

    1. Hi, sometimes bell issues can be fairly easily resolved, but there are a number of possible reasons why the bell might not be working. Check the position of your margin stops : does the bell fail to ring in various different positions. Have a close look at how the bell trip mechanism works on your machine, and see if anything looks bent or out of shape that might be preventing the bell from working. Often all it takes is a little gentle bending or reforming by hand of the clanger inside the bell to get it to the right position again. If your machine is in really good shape and not previously used much it should not be a serious issue to fix. The main thing is to look carefully and methodically at how the mechanisms function in the typewriter and take your time over it. You might also find this video on fixing a bell helpful https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nxpskKJ3Yek good luck and thanks for stopping by!

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