Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Imperial 66


8 comments:

  1. Still pretty neat. Good score!

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  2. Great Freecycle score. I used to check the listings frequently too, but I stopped. Maybe I should start again.

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  3. Gorgeous! It sure looks imposing in the picture, with the low angle you used. And who knows? Being so easy to remove the parts, maybe you could give it a fresh coat of paint one of these days. But I have to say, it really wears its patina with pride!

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  4. Excellent! I think it's an interesting machine and well worth saving.

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  5. Awesome! I can see the case for a repaint, but it has a certain-end-of-the-world-and-I-don't-care jauntiness about it.

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  6. Great typewriter! I have recently cleaned up my grandma's old Imperial 66. I've been trying to figure out the tab system myself - could you please give me any tips?

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    1. Logan, the plastic key on the right of the name plate is to add a tab. The central silver button on the back of the machine deletes the tab when the platen is in that position. The silver lever (*)at the right hand back of the carriage removes ALL tabs. The central plastic bar, parallel to the space bar, above they keyboard advances the carriage to the next tab.

      (*) When I got my 66, this lever was bent and would not function. It needed lubricating.

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