Wanted: Spare parts for Teletype model 43

From: Philip Pemberton <philpem_at_dsl.pipex.com>
Date: Mon Aug 12 05:59:00 2002

"Dan Veeneman" <dan_at_ekoan.com> said:
> I picked up a Teletype model 43 terminal at a hamfest this
> weekend. It needs a new plastic bar that separates the
> incoming from the outgoing paper as well as a new ribbon.
Can't help with the plastic bar, but if the ribbon is an endless loop type
ribbon, you can usually pop off the plastic cover and a quick spray of WD40
will restore it to usability. If it's a single-run ribbon, you can't do
This is only intended as a stopgap measure until you find a new ribbon. I've
used this trick on an Epson LX-80 and managed to get a few more weeks out of
the ribbon (the local office supply store had a three week leadtime for a
new ribbon).

Received on Mon Aug 12 2002 - 05:59:00 BST

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