UNDERWOOD NOISELESS 77 – My First Posted on June 3, 2012 by BusterBullet Rate this:Share this:EmailTwitterFacebookPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related
Out of all the issues I’ve read about in the Typosphere, skipping seems to be the most elusive. It can result from a number of things, and it’s one of the repair-person’s least-favorite problems to solve.
Several of my machines skip: Royal “O” portable, Gossen Tippa, and most recently, a beat-up Remington Quiet-Riter Eleven. As the latter has just developed this problem, perhaps I can solve the mystery — but perhaps not.
My Royal “O” skips less if I type more deliberately and evenly. When one considers that these machines are often 50+ years old, it’s amazing that they work as well as they do!
I’ve had quite a few Royal “O” portables pass through my hands, and I’ve never had a single one skip. Truth be told, that model has, of the dozen or so pre-1940s typewriters I’ve typed on, had the nicest action.
Does your Quiet-Riter have the same mechanism as the Noiseless, or does it use the same mechanism as, say, the NO. 5 (Streamline)?