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1961 Voss Privat Serial # 200832 1961 Voss Privat typewriter, Serial # 200832 Paolo Dal Chiele's 1961 Voss Privat typewriter. 2021-06-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Paolo Dal Chiele: 1961 Voss Privat Serial # 200832 This Voss Privat was apparently in good condition and complete, but mechanically a mess. The problems included typbars deformed, the return lever disconnected, the carriage loose and the space bar clearly in an odd position.
Less evident were the carriage sliding problems caused by the deformation of the body rear panel. The Privat body is particularly delicate, and even minor impacts may create serious alignment problems.
The machine was obviously disassembled sometime for some reason, and then hastily reassembled without even fixing the screws.
Every now and then the mechanic has to improvise as a detective, and the main problem was taking the Privat apart again to discover the problems that were not solved by the previous owner.
The reason for the disassembly I believe was the space bar: due to excessive play, the lever was no longer able to transmit movement to the escapement. To solve the problem, the previous owner deformed the lever and the motion transfer arms, but evidently without success.
After having formed all the parts back to their original shape, I had to create a part to reduce the play under the wheel that acts on the pad transferring the movement to the escapement.
The rest was an easy fix, and now everything is fully functional.

1961 Voss Privat #200832

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Paolo Dal Chiele (pdcox)
Created: 06-15-2021 at 09:13AM
Last Edit: 06-15-2021 at 09:21AM


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This Voss Privat was apparently in good condition and complete, but mechanically a mess. The problems included typbars deformed, the return lever disconnected, the carriage loose and the space bar clearly in an odd position.
Less evident were the carriage sliding problems caused by the deformation of the body rear panel. The Privat body is particularly delicate, and even minor impacts may create serious alignment problems.
The machine was obviously disassembled sometime for some reason, and then hastily reassembled without even fixing the screws.
Every now and then the mechanic has to improvise as a detective, and the main problem was taking the Privat apart again to discover the problems that were not solved by the previous owner.
The reason for the disassembly I believe was the space bar: due to excessive play, the lever was no longer able to transmit movement to the escapement. To solve the problem, the previous owner deformed the lever and the motion transfer arms, but evidently without success.
After having formed all the parts back to their original shape, I had to create a part to reduce the play under the wheel that acts on the pad transferring the movement to the escapement.
The rest was an easy fix, and now everything is fully functional.

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Hunter: Paolo Dal Chiele (pdcox)

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Interested in historic motoring and vintage cars, I received a typewriter as a bonus when I bought and old off-road car. The previous owner had found somewhere a typewriter produced for the German army and when he sold me the car he gave me the typewriter too. As I learned later, it was a1961 Olympia SM7 Robust..
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