asr 33 platen

From: Bill Allen Jr <>
Date: Mon Feb 10 20:36:01 2003

Good question,

french dressing, nah - lol

belt dressing - not sure if it even softens the belt
but it does swell the belt.

armor all - may work - might soften the platen - but
it leaves a very slick coating - i wonder if the paper
will stay in one place as the platen moves.

the type "ball" hammer also has a rubber "button" that
slips over it - i know those and the platen were once
replacable - try a search for "teletype" on the web.

i know the nadcomm meseum has
a link for teletype paper tape and paper on it.

the nadcomm page links are near the bottom under the
heading "Teletypewriter Supplies"


Date: Sat, 08 Feb 2003 14:51:14 -0700
From: ben franchuk <>
Subject: RE: asr 33 platen

George R. Gonzalez wrote:

> I need some suggestions! Should I try ArmorAll
(known to soften
> given time), "Platen cleaner", "belt dressing",
"french dressing", or

I would try 'rubber renue' from M.G. Chemicals. Ben.

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