1939 Triumph Durabel #309220
Created: 01-11-2019 at 05:49PM
Last Edit: 01-11-2019 at 05:50PM
Spied this at a flea market and could not resist it at $30. It did need some repair as the 'h' key was damaged. Somehow the shroud by the hammers was touching the hammers and I think someone tried to force the key down and managed to bend and crack the key lever.
Right now, my dad and I are trying to use JB weld to repair it and hopefully it will hold as this machine works very well with no cleaning!
Update: The JB weld did not hold, now we have the key lever out. My father has a friend who might be able to make one, but we may also try to repair the original again.
Update; my father traced the original key lever, ground in fine and then drilled holes and it now works even better than the original levers.
Pictures and type sample to follow.
Left the collection on 11/28/2018
Hunter: Gerald Ambrose (Oliver9)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I started collecting typewriters several years ago and it started with a late 1960s Smith-Corona Sterling portable that I got as a gift.
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