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Need to clean and lubricate

I just got a Royal Aristocrat portable manual typewriter. Some of the keys stick a little and I'd like to know how to clean and lubricate this machine. Thanks.

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Use a soft brush and maybe some air, but be very careful not to knock any springs loose. Sewing machine oil or TriFlow oil works best. Put a fews drops on your finger, and rub your finger across the type segment slots. Work the typebars a few times. If that doesn't do it, then the segment will need a thorough cleaning.

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