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I have a Royal Model FP manual typewriter. Made in 1957. Excellent condtion except the "speed spacer" or space bar does not advance the carrage. Further when typing the carrage sticks or doesn't move which causes "double strikes" instead of advancing. What to do? Where to go? Nobody in my area works on manual typewriters here anymore.. Thanks in advance. Choose

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Unfortunately, they are a thing of the past, the only place you can try is a specialty repair shop that has been around for a long time.

Try this site (if you are a handyman for the service manual)

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