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1953 VariTyper DSJ, Third Electric Model Serial # 4767 DSJ 1953 VariTyper DSJ, Third Electric Model typewriter, Serial # 4767 DSJ Ted Munk's 1953 VariTyper DSJ, Third Electric Model typewriter. 2023-09-07 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ted Munk: 1953 VariTyper DSJ, Third Electric Model Serial # 4767 DSJ Looks like a happy little fellow, doesn't he? A Coxhead DSJ (Forms) model VariTyper. It'll type in 4 monospaced pitches and a half-dozen proportionally spaced point sizes, all *mechanically*. Yeah, that motor in the back just turns on intermittently to add tension to the spring drum that powers the hammer. Everything else is mechanical. It has an escapement shaft festooned with a dozen sandwiched gears that is currently frozen solid from 60 years of congealed lubricants solidifying into impossibly delicately machined crevasses. Hey, at least I got the type tower to work. This will be undergoing extensive chemical cleaning... and then hopefully it'll work. :D

1953 VariTyper DSJ, Third Electric Model #4767 DSJ

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Ted Munk (munk)
Created: 09-06-2023 at 04:51PM
Last Edit: 09-07-2023 at 07:05PM


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Looks like a happy little fellow, doesn't he? A Coxhead DSJ (Forms) model VariTyper. It'll type in 4 monospaced pitches and a half-dozen proportionally spaced point sizes, all *mechanically*. Yeah, that motor in the back just turns on intermittently to add tension to the spring drum that powers the hammer. Everything else is mechanical. It has an escapement shaft festooned with a dozen sandwiched gears that is currently frozen solid from 60 years of congealed lubricants solidifying into impossibly delicately machined crevasses. Hey, at least I got the type tower to work. This will be undergoing extensive chemical cleaning... and then hopefully it'll work. :D

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Full tray of type shuttles and point size gears for the linefeed.
Full tray of type shuttles and point size gears for the linefeed.

All the motor is used for is there's a spring-clutch axle running from the motor to the spring drum on the opposite side.  About every 19 characters typed, the spring drum is desprung enough that it triggers a switch that turns on the motor, which springs into action to wind the spring again, and then it shuts off. That's it. That's all it does.
All the motor is used for is there's a spring-clutch axle running from the motor to the spring drum on the opposite side. About every 19 characters typed, the spring drum is desprung enough that it triggers a switch that turns on the motor, which springs into action to wind the spring again, and then it shuts off. That's it. That's all it does.


Hunter: Ted Munk (munk)

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