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I have an OLD Underwood (non electric) tyrpwriter and don't how to install the two reel ribbon...please help...

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First determine which way the ribbon turns most wind to the outside but a few wind to the inside. Put the ribbon on the posts so it winds properly then put it thru the reversing arms. then thread it thru the lifter you'll have to figure that by yourself as there many different set ups.

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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

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