1960 Remington Travel-Riter DeLuxe #ETR118073H
Status: My Collection
Created: 12-20-2018 at 06:50AM
Last Edit: 12-20-2018 at 07:28AM
Remington Rand Travel-Riter Deluxe, an online auction purchase for a very low price. It came without a ribbon, but the spools were present. It looked OK from the outside but the first time I tried to feed a sheet of paper into it it just wouldn't go in. I managed to remove the platen fairly easily - remove the grub screws holding the LH and RH platen knobs, remove the grub screw on the RH side securing the platen to the platen shaft. Withdraw the full-width shaft from the platen. I then discovered one of the worse cases of feed-roller flat that I've seen so far. Nothing for it to strip all the rubber off the feed roller shaft (it just lifts out once the platen is removed) and I replaced it with a conveniently sized piece of silicon tubing. It's probably not quite the right size, so I may add a layer of heat-shrink. The 100% hard platen wasn't helping either, so a light sanding with fine wet and dry and cleaned with Platenclene. The paper feed is now acceptable, but I think it might be slipping a little left and right. Type slugs cleaned as they were fairly dirty.
Overall, a nice machine but still work in progress to improve the feel of the machine.
Assembled in Great Britain from parts of UK and Dutch Origin
Hunter: Gary Wann (Ruyton)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Retired Air Traffic Controller. Got my first typewriter from Santa when I was about 8 years old and woke my parents up at 3am as I just had to try it out when I woke up! Have had an old Imperial 58 in the family for longer than I can remember. A computer geek, but I just love the mechanics of typewriters and have started to collect a few more to keep the Imperial company!
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