Cleaning gungy Flexowriter

From: Joe R. <>
Date: Thu Nov 4 08:35:25 2004

At 02:26 PM 11/4/04 +0000, you wrote:
>On Thu, 2004-11-04 at 09:02 -0500, Joe R. wrote:
>> Anybody have any experience with using that on electromechanical stuff?
>> Any sugggestions?
>No, but let me know how you get on. We've got a Flexowriter what we want
>to hook up to our Marconi at some point (as it had one way back when).
>The only viable one we have is complete and OK cosmetically, but in need
>of a complete strip down and rebuild.
>> I
>> thought I'd remove the platen and belt on the RH side and any other rubber
>> parts that I could see. Does anyone know if there are any parts inside the
>> Flexowriters that should be removed first?
>I've heard before that the belts are prone to failure - if you find
>anywhere that can do spares then shout :)

   At least one of these still has the belt on it. But I know that it's
probably shot so I'm planning on taking it off and taking it to a
industrial belting place and see if they can matrch it up with something
more modern. I was able to find belts there for the HP-85 so they seem to
have a good selection.

>Actually I might bring our Flexowriter home and start going over it...
>no doubt I'll unearth some horrors along the way :)

    Do it. Misery loves company. We can swap horror stories :-)


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