Fountain pen, typewriter collecting,
and maybe more.
You're right. I'm obsessive about keeping the paper feed released on my machines. Some of the oldies don't have this option -- and their feed rollers have been squashed flat after decades.
I remember my typing teacher drilling specific typing practices into us, but I do not recall this one. When I read this a few weeks ago I went through my collection and released all the rollers thinking they may not be fine and some may not be perfect, but why contribute to the flat spots.
They may be fine and some may not be perfect.
Thanks a lot for the tip on releasing the paper feed, noted.I never came across that piece of info anywhere, perhaps I just missed it.
I've apparently been very lucky with feed rollers, but I'll start doing this too. Thanks for posting this, it's interesting.
Weird bc Ruben Flores of US Office Machines just gave me the same advice... more like instruction actually.