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1964 Voss ST 24 Serial # 239904 1964 Voss ST 24 typewriter, Serial # 239904 Erik Bruchez's 1964 Voss ST 24 typewriter. 2022-02-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Erik Bruchez: 1964 Voss ST 24 Serial # 239904 This "Sad Face" script/cursive Voss came to me in pretty poor condition: things didn't move well and it didn't type. I noticed that the transparent paper scale was broken. It had no case.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was script/cursive, although I cannot way that I am looking for such machines for my own use, but it made it a little more important to save this machine. I have noticed, however, that many of these Voss appear to have a script or italic typeface, so they might not be uncommon.

Here is what I did:

- removed all body parts
- used compressed air and mineral spirits as initial cleaning
- took out and glued the paper scale with JB ClearWeld
- bent some typebars to avoid bind in the guide
- shortened a couple of typebar springs
- filed the "x" key bumper
- adjusted the Caps Lock
- oiled the carriage rails

The machine now works pretty well but it still looks beat up. It would benefit from paint touch-ups and/or a repaint. I like what Mary did by doing touch ups on the top, and repainting the bottom of her Voss:

https://typewriterdatabase.com/1964-voss-st-24.5544.typewriter

Some remaining tasks:

- fix the bell
- fix/redo the paint
- recover the platen, which is rock-hard

1964 Voss ST 24 #239904

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)
Created: 02-06-2022 at 11:33AM
Last Edit: 02-16-2022 at 06:56PM


Description:

This "Sad Face" script/cursive Voss came to me in pretty poor condition: things didn't move well and it didn't type. I noticed that the transparent paper scale was broken. It had no case.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was script/cursive, although I cannot way that I am looking for such machines for my own use, but it made it a little more important to save this machine. I have noticed, however, that many of these Voss appear to have a script or italic typeface, so they might not be uncommon.

Here is what I did:

- removed all body parts
- used compressed air and mineral spirits as initial cleaning
- took out and glued the paper scale with JB ClearWeld
- bent some typebars to avoid bind in the guide
- shortened a couple of typebar springs
- filed the "x" key bumper
- adjusted the Caps Lock
- oiled the carriage rails

The machine now works pretty well but it still looks beat up. It would benefit from paint touch-ups and/or a repaint. I like what Mary did by doing touch ups on the top, and repainting the bottom of her Voss:

https://typewriterdatabase.com/1964-voss-st-24.5544.typewriter

Some remaining tasks:

- fix the bell
- fix/redo the paint
- recover the platen, which is rock-hard

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Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)

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I started collecting my first pre-WW2 standard typewriters in 2017. Since then I have added a few machines to my collection, which now ranges from the 1890s to the 1980s. As of 2020, I have more big standard (desktop) typewriters than portables, and a few standard electrics.



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