Saturday, May 5, 2012

Single Red Valentine Seeks Home

Packed and ready to travel!

*If Michael declines or does not answer either way within a week, offer becomes open to all. I would love it if whoever receives this gave us updates on their repair attempt!

Explanation from J - hopefully it makes things clearer?

Valentine as of this morning - it will need new ribbon covers, but we've put in spacers so it works as is. Any Olivetti ribbon nut will also work.

Otherwise, all parts are intact - including the ball bearings and retainer we unsuccessfully tried to install.

7 comments:

  1. You give up so soon.....

    I'd volunteer if you were closer. I'm afraid shipping from Geneva to Florida will be extremely expensive.

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  2. How pretty!

    I also want to add that i emailed you a while back with a question about a Hermes Media 3 and then a lot happened and i don't think i ever thanked you for your reply and time, so thank you :)

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  3. not me, for sure. I'm more in your camp - there are enough machines that work well enough that I just don't go for the broken ones.

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  4. Adwoa, thanks for getting a shipping cost. Although this Valentine would make a great companion to my Praxis 48 in my growing Beautiful-Olivettis-That-Don't-Work collection and although it is becoming a Badge of Honor to receive something from Adwoa, as a victim of the new economy I will have to decline this one, simply because of the shipping. Thanks for giving me the chance.
    == Michael

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  5. After rereading your problem, and J's comment that "ideally it should be in the middle". I think we have the same problem and I was able to find a workaround if that was causing the balls to drop.

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  6. I guess I'm a little late... But my sister was looking for one of these. Not fot typing but just for display, due to its history and design.

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  7. Do you still have this item for sale? Im looking for one for an exhibition of Italian design so doesnt need to be working....?

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