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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Almost all manual typewriters are roughly the same. The ribbon winds to the outside of the spools, put it on the spindles that way, from the spool to the outside of the guide roll, tru the slot in the reversing arm tru the ribbon lift and back the same way to the other spool.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
I'll try as they are all pretty much the same. First type with the ribbon off to determine witch way the ribbon winds either to the outside (most common) or to the inside. Drop the ribbon on, if there is a reversing eyelet in the ribbon be sure it is wrapped onto the spool. The ribbon comes off the spool then there may be a guide or roll for it to pass around, then it will go thruogh the reversing arm then through the ribbon lifter aback the opposite way to the other spool DickyO
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
First, type a few letters to find out which direction the spools wind the ribbon (either to the inside or outside). Make sure the spools are installed to wind the ribbon in the correct direction. Second, make sure there is some ribbon wound in the empty spool so the eyelette on the ribbon for automatic reverse does not cause a jam by getting on the carriage side of the reverse guide. Take one spool in each hand, and let just enough slack in the ribbon to insert it behind the ribbon guide next to the platen. Note: the ribbon must go behind the two middle fingers of the guide and in front of the two outward fingers of the guide. If the guide has downward hooks on the outward guides, make sure the ribbon goes under the hooks to prevent the ribbon from bouncing out of the guide during typing. Next, make sure the ribbon passes through the metal guide fingers in front of the ribbon spool holders (these are for the automatic reverse - make sure the metal eyelettes in the ribbon stay on the spool side of the fingers or you will not get a reverse, and the ribbon will jam). Place the spools on the spindles of the spool holders. If the spool is hard to mount, check to see if there is a slot in the ribbon spool to align with a lever or mechanism on the spool holder of spindle. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
Really? An Underwood typewriter?
First, do you have a replacement ribbon that is not dried out? Does the ribbon come on one spool or two?
If the typewriter already has a ribbon installed, it is a simple matter of noting the path the current ribbon follows, and which way the ribbon winds onto the spools. Then install the new ribbon following exactly the same threading path. If there is not already a ribbon installed, then it is a little more complicated, and it will depend on your spatial relationship visualization skills.
1. Type a few letters on the typewriter, and take note of which way the spools turn.
2. Mount the two new spools containing the new ribbon so that the full spool will supply (unwind), and the empty spool will take-up (wind) the ribbon.
3. Thread the ribbon through all of the guides in the threading path - there are probably about 6-8 guides that the ribbon has to go through. The most important guides are the ones that carry the ribbon in front of the typeface elements as they strike the paper. But equally important are the guides that monitor the tension of the ribbon - they will cause the spool advance mechanism to reverse the ribbon take-up direction when the ribbon reaches the end of travel.
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
I believe this T/W takes a Gen. Ribbon T5 or T7. Check to see which way the spool turns over 90% wrap to the outdide of the spool. Put it on to wrap in that direction, the ribbon will have an eyelet about 6" from the end be sure that is wrapped on the spool. From either side put the ribbon tru the reversing arm, tru the lifter, tru the other reversing arm and back to the other spool.
Posted on Jan 19, 2010
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