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Wierd! Same here on my TP2. I think Nick Beland had the same thing on one of his Facits too. The vibrator pin had also sheared for some reason - so typing was hit and miss until I replaced it. Now it is just beautiful to type on like I guess your is. Boring colour but nicely put together.
Facit TP1 soes not look particularly exciting but it is elegant in its own right. I like it. The typeface is cool too.
First time I've heard of that happening on a TP1, usually it happens on the later ones. Maybe yours is a particularly late TP1 because I think the problem is linked to the lubricant used in the factory.You might have to revisit with some more teflon a few months in the future because they stickiness tends to return if you don't use the typewriter very regularly.
This typewriter proves that grey doesn't have to be boring.
I really enjoy typing on my TP1 but it has seen some very hard days so I don't use it too often - want it to last!
p.s. Really digging your new blog header image! ;-)
Ah! Excellent work, good sir!
A well-lubricated machine is a joy to type on. It's hard to use all my machines regularly and it's not unusual for them to need some attention after not being used for a while. It's best to use them regularly, but so many typewriters, so little time!
Everytime I read about typewriter ribbon feed problems it takes me right back to typing classes Bill :) You did well to fix the problem, must have been very satisfying for you. btw happy Valentine to you also :)
Great post, I love that typeface! You wouldn't still happen to have that TP1 would you? I ask because I bought one recently and my carriage return lever has been repaired with some wire. I was hoping a TP1 owner could help me out and post a picture of what the base of their carriage return lever looks like. I've taken a picture of mine here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0765au6e6eregq0/Facit1.JPG?dl=0See how it's be repaired with wire?Well, I would be very greatful if anyone could help by emailing a similar picture of their machine. My email is: scottgwild @ gmail.comThanks!
It may be a few days until I can get to mine. I recently moved, and many of my typewriters are still packed.