|I got a bit dyslexic when I typed. Z is on the LEFT, left side does not work. Right side works. I'm real good at makng typos. When I grow-up I will learn to type! |
|The inside of the case has a neat velvet like lining. Outside of the case is falling apart. On top of the velvet is a very nice Hammond Multiplex with the same problem Robert Messengers has.|
|My old Olympus does not like to rebalance the white level. |
|From what I can find from The Typewriter Database this machine is from 1915 to 1918 since the next numbers start with 1919 and a different serial number designator. There is not much in the database or on line about these machines. I did find more on the real old ones, but this era machine, next to nothing.|
|This side is good at typing z. In fact that is all it will type and I did not buy it in Australia from Robert M.|
|This half of the keyboard works fine.|
|Mystery Lever. Whatzitdu?|
|This thumbscrew was loose in the case. I have no idea where it goes.|
I was hoping to typecast from this typewriter, but I cannot get the right side of the keys to type anything but a z or a Z. I found a video clip on Robert Messengers blog where he shows the same problem with his Hammond
. I thought it would be better to link his post because he explains much more about these neat typewriters than I post here.
As soon as I get a H.F. Transceiver off the work bench I hope to take this one apart and see what makes it go. I may stumble onto the cause of the problem or I may just reassemble it and let it alone as I do not even know how to work one of these machines let alone repair one.
I have much more to post on this typewriter in a future typecast and hopefully it will be typed with the Hammond.
For my German speaking readers I do apologize for my broken German. It is a habit of the Pennsylvania Dutch where I grew-up. We'd make words for what we would not know and some how everyone understood. I like having fun with words every now and then.