|Raised H that only prints the bottom half of the letter U.C. or L.C.|
|Example of some of the dirt|
|Cleaning supplies and the machine is ready for a cleaning.|
Before cleaning I blow as much of the dirt from the machine with compressed air.
After cleaning I use compressed air to blow all the residual chemicals and any junk out of the machine.
One of my favorite tools for cleaning the type slugs is the green handled brush shown beside the tooth brush. I call it my Barney brush after the green dinosaur children's program. It is a denture cleaning brush and works great for cleaning type slugs and is not damaged by lighter fluid or acetone. I got mine for a dollar at Dollar General. Or other places sell the same brush for around $5.00. I also use wooden and plastic dental picks to dig crud out of the slugs.
When I first got this typewriter I had to do a bit of cleaning so the type was not all smudges and I had to free some keys to do the Rummage Sale post from October 2011.
One thing -- a word of warning -- that I cannot stress enough about cleaning typewriters or using any kind of spray or chemical that can splash is ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES.
Even compressed air can blow dirt into one's eye(s). I use the dust and mist proof ones. (or a full face shield). Normal safety glasses and goggles do not meet my personal eye safety and protection standards.
Here's a link to all the photos I took for this project: