As promised, here is a post of typewriters in the collection that I don't appreciate. All have been with me over a year and most for several years. They take up space I'd rather use for good typers. I know many collectors have more fun repairing and cleaning but for me it's all about writing on them.
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 Clipper is stuck stuck stuck. Keys do not press or move, though the carriage does. I think it's possibly wd-40 syndrome? I've been using it for parts. The logo went to Richard but did not quite fit his application, and the c keytop went on a Silent-Super that was given away last year.|
|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. |
|I was so excited to find this one, but I have trouble with it. with the cover on, it just doesn't work right. It gets stuck or rubs, etc. With it off, it's a passable but not pleasant typer. I think it's bent (squashed) and doesn't have enough clearance.|
|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.