Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Righteous Rocket Repair


Post-Script: This was a fun day; I photographed, edited and uploaded two videos; and wrote and posted two blog articles - and fixed my Rocket! The other blog article and video are about my film canister pinhole camera project.

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Blogger Bill M said...

Very nice video and congratulations on your successful repair.
I'm not all that experienced in typewriter repairs either, but I do find a good cleaning and a bit of re-lubing either solves many problems or exposes many problems to simple repairs.

4:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another great addition to your video series. I think about 90% of my typewriter problems have been due to dirt, rust, and gunk. A thorough cleaning is a good first step into investigating strange typewriter behavior.

How about a video on uppercase and lowercase text alignment adjustments? I think you mentioned in a previous post that you had successfully adjusted a Smith-Corona.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Ted said...

Excellent video again! I've been working on a Rocket with just exactly that problem, so this is very timely. I will have to check out the rack and how it meshes with the gear. (:


6:37 PM  
Blogger TomR said...

Great video, Joe! Very helpful, inspires me to give some repairs a try! One key point: don't lose those case screws! And beware little springs that seem to just leap out of the inside of your typewriter!

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Michael H. Gerloff said...

Joe, that video is so great. I remember reading in Richard Polt's fantatstic "Typewriter Revolution" describing the uppercase / lowercase adjustment that I fixed this problem on my Hermes Baby - made me feel so proud :-)

And now seeing your great video I will check my Gossen Tippa and the Baby - both have the skipping problem, too. Thank you so much!

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Michael H. Gerloff said...

Joe, last weekend I took my Hermes Baby, watched your video again and corrected the lever just with my fingers and a little pressure. Then writing a 4 pages letter I had no skipping at all. Thank you so much for your kind sharing.

1:39 PM  

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