We do not get many Remington model 16 typewriters in the shop, and this example is from the year 1937. This heavy guy is built like a TANK! When it came to the shop every single paper roller was deteriorated and flattened. No wonder paper would not feed. The platen is hard as a rock, so that didn’t help. Along with that, there were multiple keys sticking.
After a good cleaning, the keys moved nicely along with the carriage. Then it was the task of replacing those paper feed rollers. It is messy job getting them off each core with rubber crumbles everywhere. We now have a nice arbor press which makes pressing on the new material easier and with a clean up on the lathe, they help feed paper like a champ. The platen also took a spin on the lathe for a clean up as it is so hard it was not helpful. You need friction. If this customer starts to use the machine regularly, a new platen is in their future.