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Typewriter manuals for download

Mat Resist was kind enough to scan and forward these manuals.  They’re in .pdf format. Enjoy.

Blickensderfer No. 5 (1896)

Corona 3

Oliver #5 Manual

Remington Rand Touch Typing Method featuring an early 50s Quietriter

Smith Corona Super-Silent, Silent and Sterling (late 40s- early 50s)

Textbook on Typewriter Repair, featuring Underwood, Royal, Smith Premier #2, Smith Premier Visible #10-11, Royal, Remington #7, Remington Blind, Remington Visible #10-11, Oliver #3 and #5, L.C. Smith, Monarch Visible, Fox Blind, Fox Visible, and various type samples

Underwood Golden Touch Manual, featuring both desk and portable models (late 50s-early 60s)

Underwood Repair Manual (1920)

Underwood Standard (1930 – #3, 4 and 5)

These are the only manuals I have.

Jay Respler of Advanced Business Machines has manuals, ribbons and things for sale.

Ernie at Office Machines Americana also has manuals, ribbons, etc. for sale.

Comments (52)

  1. A. Jones
    February 24, 2014 at 10:29 pm ·

    Dear Mr Simmons,
    Where do you think I might obtain a workshop manual for an Olympia SM9 or SKM machine. Any suggestions would
    be appreciated.

    Yours sincerely,

    A. Jones.

  2. p. murph
    November 16, 2014 at 11:41 pm ·

    hi my underwood noiseless 77 from the 1930’s has just failed me as the large flat machine screw holding the draw string spring unit ( a round bare metal disk with an internal spring) came loose and I have no idea what to do? this setup pulls the carriage back and forth. I see the string is supposed to ride in a small grooved wheel that leads to the disk. there is a spiked cog and an actuator lever attached to the body of unit, the long screw is supposed to connect all three parts. the string is still attached but as the spring seems to have popped, I am not Shure if the spring is broke(doubt it) or if it requires resetting like a lawn mowers cord return spring unit needs when it pops? I have a useless service manual but I need an illustrated drawing with the repair process if it exists. I may have to go to a repair shop unless anyone has some info re: this fix? it seems the draw string tends to break on this model but I cant find any details on the repair. thanks Paul M.

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