8 thoughts on “Monday, October 25, 2021

  1. Mike in Suquamish,

    For the ribbon auto-reverse on my Letteras, the ribbon needs an eyelet at each end. It’s not the spools that trigger the auto-reverse. That being said, sometimes, the auto-reverse will jam and when you see the print go lighter, manually and gently push the fork to the other side (either left or right) to get the spools to rotate in the other direction. Original metal spools are rare but can sometimes be found online. Some ribbon shops might have them, check out Ribbons Unlimited.
    Good luck.

    Daniel B.


    1. A lot of posers trying to dethrone you, Leo, but I wouldn’t be too concerned. Anyone can crank out a poem… but can they do it in five minutes?

      Perhaps you inspired folks with the instant classic “Slurping of Nether Appendages”? Whatever it takes to get people writing. Cheers!


  2. Ouch! Words hurt. Lol.
    Anyway, I got my Corona Flat Top…and they threw in a bonus typer fir only $10 more. I’m a happy typer today πŸ˜ΊπŸ‘πŸΎ

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  3. Just noticed tht i forgot to insert the “lol” after my, “im a very handsome man” in yesterday’s OTP. Oops 🀷🏾


  4. Mike,
    Do you have the ribbon nuts? Many times they get lost and if not replaced the spools fit loose which may cause problems. Underwood & Olivetti spool nuts are shoulder nuts, not those $20.00 “original” imitations on Ebay. As stated, the ribbons need eyelets. Universal spools are garbage. If you are using universal spools like many new ribbons come on get some metal spools. I’ll check my supply of spools to see if I have any Olivetti spools (it’ll be a few days).

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  5. Robert in Davis,
    Maybe try forming the ribbon cover up where the typebars hit the cover. A gentle bending up with your hands might do the trick!

    Daniel B.


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