ASR-33 repair parts

From: ed sharpe <>
Date: Sun Sep 12 22:20:32 2004

I remember when we used to get some that were dried out we would unroll them
and spray with wd40 to juice them up a bit!

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From: "Ethan Dicks" <>
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Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 7:15 PM
Subject: Re: ASR-33 repair parts

> On Sun, Sep 12, 2004 at 09:50:26PM -0400, Charles H. Dickman wrote:
>> Specifically a print cylinder and a new pad for the print hammer. Does
>> anyone know of a source for these two items?
> The last time I bought consumables for my ASR-33, it was from Western
> Numeric Controls. They used to have the pads... I bought a couple
> because both of mine had turned to jelly. Fortunately, that was in
> storage, not in use, so I never deformed my print cylinder.
>> I can try to replace the pad with something I have, because I don't want
>> to damage the cylinder any more than it already is. What was the
>> original material: rubber, leather? Anyone tried this before?
> I have heard that people have successfully glued rubber feet (sold by the
> sheet for attaching to the bottoms of enclosures) to the hammer. I would
> be surprised if those lasted as long as the original, but with frequent
> inspection, it might be OK.
> The originals are rubber, BTW, with a lip to hang on the ring on the
> hammer.
> You kinda slide them on from one side, then roll them around until the pad
> lip locks around the hammer ring.
>> Ribbons are still commonly available though, I bought one at Staples for
>> US$2.97 this afternoon.
> Right... fortunately, it's a *very* common ribbon (and it can be re-inked
> if you really have to).
> -ethan
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