Anyway, looking at these again may spark some conversation and I might even get a repair tip or two that revives one.
|This one I would love if not for messed-up linkages in a couple of keys that end up pulling on others. I sometimes think it would be a good one on which to learn repair. Love the streamlined look though. I dug it out of the bins.|
|This is ...okay. not at all pleasant to type on, and some troublesome keys - get stuck at the strike point. otherwise just needs an overhaul.|
|This is from Strikethru's Petaluma haul, and has always had a busted carriage since coming into the typosphere. I kept it for the cool look of the noiseless action but now that I have working examples I don't need this collecting dust.|
|This best fits the post theme - it was a classroom typewriter that was used hard and put out to pasture. It works but it balky and uninspiring. Now that I have an SG1 I don't need the 3. You may recall that I brought it home on my wife's bike. She had to remount her milk crate afterward.|
|Do you ever feel betrayed by inanimate objects? I loved using this one, then one time the carriage went off track and I can't seem to fix it. Grr.|
|Another abused workhorse. You can see the cracked space bar. The line feed setting slips and you never know how many lines it will advance.|
|My first manual typewriter. It pauses in the center of the carriage and I have to smack it. I haven't figured out why. If I could fix that I would enjoy using this one.|
|This one has water damage from before I got it which has led to many problems. I'm not sure it can be fixed, but there are probably some decent parts.|
I'm this close ===> <=== to dropping most of these off at Goodwill but someone may want them for parts or repair. I should add here that I'm not interested in accumulating the boxes and packing material they would need, or in spending a lot of time analyzing their packing needs. If you want one sent to you, send me the box and cushioning and when I send it I'll collect the postage from you.