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Too bad about that knob. This seems like a perfect job for 3D printing.
This little fella does need some adjustment. When I get round to retrieve my Hermes 3000 from The Archive, I will have a look and try to find out. To ease the impact of granite platens, I recommend using two or three sheets of paper as quick-aid measure.
5 pound? That's a Score!Richard just reminded me... I was designing a 3D printed replacement for these. How time flies... I'll get to it soon. Have fun with this machine. And yeah, two sheets to the wind, my friend. Two sheets.
Nice typewriter. I need to check mine, but if I recall there are 2 adjustment screws to move the carriage in/out.At one time I was going to build a 3-D printer. Then I found out the cost of the printing material (plastic compound).
Thanks for suggestions everyone, and for the offer, Bill. Watch this space.
There's a guy on ebay who sells a plastic model making compound. It comes in two liquids which when mixed solidify. I've bought some to make a knob for one of my Oliver twos. It might work for you, too. You could make a silicone mold of the remaining platen knob and pour the compound into that to make your knob.
Thanks Martin. Funnily enough, that type of solution had occurred to me but I currently have my sights set on a wooden door knob which might just do the trick with a little drilling, whittling and glueing
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Rollo, there may be 3rd part knobs available. But this solution worked for me: http://typewriterheaven.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/hermes-knob-solution.html
My Hermes knob did the same thing - Other that that it is in mint condition. Are there replacement knobs available - If so please contact me so I can order one, Thanks a lot. Rollo