|Empty spool showing uniqueness of the design.|
|I don't know what R.C. Allen calls the tabs so I used my own names. When the ribbon runs out on the feed spool the reverse tab extends toward the circumference to activate the automatic ribbon reverse.|
|another view showing how the tab extends. This is a completely empty spool before I attached the new ribbon.|
|Left spool showing the ribbon path. Ribbon spools around the arc of the spool facing the key board. Ribbon winds CW on this spindle.|
|Ribbon threaded through the ribbon vibrator or lifter.|
|Right spool showing the ribbon path. Ribbon feeds around the spool facing the key board. Ribbon winds CCW on this spindle.|
I could not find a manual on line. In order to maybe help someone who may not know about the spools I wanted to show the ribbon spools, and the ribbon path.
First of all do not throw out the original metal spools. Out of curiosity I looked on line and could not find any R.C. Allen pre-spooled ribbons. Nothing unusual as metal spools are not made any longer. Well, they may be because Tony Casillo sells new ribbons on new metal spools, but he had none listed for this typewriter or I missed them.
I respool ribbons out of habit. I respooled one of my spare silk ribbons onto the R.C. Allen spools. I removed the old ribbon from the original spools. This typewriter does not use eyelets in the ribbon. I cut the eyelet end off of the ribbon. I respooled the new ribbon onto the original spool. I cut the other eyelet end off. Then I attached the ribbon to the spool.
With the new ribbon on the typewriter I decided to record the ribbon path for reference.
|My arsenal of snow moving tools minus my #10 scoop shovel.|
|As of 1645 E.D.T. today. There is just enough laying to cover the wood on the ramp as well as the house roofs.|
Speaking of the time for those in the USA who are on Daylight Saving Time:
It ends Saturday night. Set your clocks back one hour to Standard Time. Or stay awake until 0200 and change your clocks.....