A blog for thoughtful musings by Dennis Santiago using images of notes created with a 1950's Royal Aristocrat manual typewriter.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Bringing the machine back to life.
The typewriter cost me $15.50 on EBay. It arrived running sluggish clearly from years of storage. A good cleaning and oiling put that right in about an hour. Only one tension spring was missing. It connects to the margin release button. It was easily fixed using a rubber band. I found and ordered a tension spring for $2.25 for the permanent fix. A new ribbon completed the maintenance.