Hi folks. What was a standard Remington portable typewriter service complete with replacing paper rollers, deteriorated frame spacers and a general cleaning, re-oiling and adjustment turned ugly.
All this because I’m an occasional klutz. Every thing was going quite swimmingly with the paper rollers turning out fine and the frame spacers nice and new. Then I took the platen to the vent hood to clean it free of crap. Well that damn thing slipped from my grip right to the floor.
I’m sure you are thinking, what is the problem? Those things are rubber, you know quite bouncy. Well ya sure you betcha if the platen is post WW2 vintage. This 1930’s gem of a rolly polly was hard as a rock and smacko! Cracked at each end. The nice ending of the story is this customer gets a brand new platen from J. J. Short, courtesy of yours truly.