Saturday, August 8, 2015

Rough emery paper

Hard platens are a long existing issue with typewriters, with solutions being sought.

(From the May '35 issue of Popular Science Monthly)

After all these decades, it may of course not merely be the surface of the roller that hardens.

Not sure this is such a good idea today for very old machines. Come to that; not sure this was such a good idea back then even.

(Rough emery, yikes.)


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    1. Uhuh. These old Popular Science and Popular Mechanics are really nice to just browse. They have an inspiring optimism and a can-do approach to making stuff. Recommended :-)