Flexowriter: Round 2!

From: Joe R. <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Sat Nov 6 21:23:45 2004

At 10:44 PM 11/6/04 +0000, you wrote:
>On Fri, 2004-11-05 at 22:10 -0500, Joe R. wrote:
>> Today I started working on the 2nd Flexowriter. First I should point
>> out that this is a newer machine than the first one. This one has an
>> ~13,500 serial number and the first one has an ~4,000 serial number.
>I *think* our one that I want to try and get running had a serial up in
>the 20000 range; it looks far more like this second one of yours in
>build (than the first) only with a more modern feel.
>Watch the little tape advance knobs on the left hand side; ours are
>plastic with a small lip to them and both have been damaged (either from
>something slamming into them or from someone tipping the machine over
>onto that end, where the knobs would take all the weight of the
>machine). Easy to catch them on something when moving the machine around
>at any rate.

  The knobs on both of these are metal. I think they're aluminium but I didn't look closely. There are holes for two set screws in each knob. However in the first machine there's only one screw in each knob. I don't know if they're supposed to be that way or if someone just left out the other screws. I haven't checked the screws in the knobs of the 2nd machine.

>> machine is that all the removeable covers are dark blue instead of brown.
>ours is a mixture of white and mid-blue - looks rather smart :) As said
>in a private email, 4-digit model number starting with a 2, but I can't
>remember the rest :/

   Is your's marked Frieden or Commercial Controls? I'd like to see a picture of your blue and white machine if possible. I've never seen one painted that way.


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