195X Consul Silent #ZP-111635
Created: 02-16-2015 at 05:45PM
Last Edit: 02-16-2015 at 05:45PM
This is a handsome and well-made machine.
A few notes:
To access margin stops, push the paper table backwards.
This typewriter has forks for the automatic ribbon reverse but does NOT use eyelets in the ribbons. A ribbon with an eyelet will fail to reverse the ribbon and just get stuck.
If the carriage makes a rasping sound, try bring the toothed rack a bit lower so it engages the starwheel more closely. It's easy to bring it down; 2 screws on each end can be loosened.
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