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1932 Merz Universal Serial # 58811 1932 Merz Universal typewriter, Serial # 58811 Mario Braun's 1932 Merz Universal typewriter. 2023-07-06 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mario Braun: 1932 Merz Universal Serial # 58811 I bought this Fraktur Merz Universal in the usual Merz seizure state: Typebar pivoting comb so zinc rotten, it started to bend in on itself. I had to chisel this thing away from the normally free moving mechanical parts. After that the Machine needed a rigorous soak and pressured air blowout to wash away the previous owners desperate attempts to lubricate the problem away with what I can only assume was pig lard. After replacement of the comb with a custom designed 3D printed part and re-adjustment of several forcefully bent keylever-linkages this wonderful machine finally writes again.

Pretty alive for a corpse. :)

1932 Merz Universal #58811

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mario Braun (locastan)
Created: 05-24-2023 at 08:32AM
Last Edit: 07-06-2023 at 06:32AM


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I bought this Fraktur Merz Universal in the usual Merz seizure state: Typebar pivoting comb so zinc rotten, it started to bend in on itself. I had to chisel this thing away from the normally free moving mechanical parts. After that the Machine needed a rigorous soak and pressured air blowout to wash away the previous owners desperate attempts to lubricate the problem away with what I can only assume was pig lard. After replacement of the comb with a custom designed 3D printed part and re-adjustment of several forcefully bent keylever-linkages this wonderful machine finally writes again.

Pretty alive for a corpse. :)

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3D printed replacement pivot comb
3D printed replacement pivot comb

Hunter: Mario Braun (locastan)

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Germany based collector and mechanic of typewriters and all kinds of other weird and interestig mechanisms. IFHB Member. Typewriters discord group member.



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