12 February 2012
The Corona 3, Part 2
You can tell I'm excited. I am writing a post with the same typewriter about the same typewriter.
As the typed post says, the ribbon works fine now. What the issue was was my fault and I won't say more than that.
There is one thing I will say...if you see and note something, realise why it is so, and have the manual, please do it that way. Do not make my mistake and forsake all rational thinking (as I said, I was excited). I knew both spools would rotate to take up the ribbon (to "reverse" the ribbon, you just loosen the nut and tighten the other; it relies on the tight nut to rotate the spool) and I specifically saw how the original ribbon was put on, so why did I...
Never mind, we will never discuss this again.
The Corona 3 is great. Everyone should have one. Again, not mine, get your own.
Here are some photos:
The work day before it was delivered, a bunch of people were discussing bring drinks to work (the sort of drinks we are not allowed to bring, and the sort of drinks I don't drink at all) and they were talking about what to bring (in jest). I brought this to work in its case and stated I brought a case of Corona. In addition to not drinking, I am known for not lying, so it was a fun thing to show off, but that is the last time I bring old typewriters to work...too much anxiety I had. Pictures only as usual.