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1969 Sears Courier Serial # 603.52040 1969 Sears Courier typewriter, Serial # 603.52040 Paul Moore's 1969 Sears Courier typewriter. 2020-03-29 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Paul Moore: 1969 Sears Courier Serial # 603.52040 Found this one on Facebook marketplace in Northern Wisconsin, we were going to Eau Claire anyways so we made the 1.5 hour drive north to pick up this beauty. The main spring was broke and the carriage draw string needed to be addressed, but once they where it turned out to be a snappy little typer. I would say the close cousin of this typewriter, the Olivetti Lettera 32 is a little better typer, but this is little smaller and for essentially a ultra portable typewriter it's pretty amazing. The case could use some help though, backend is held together with duct tape.

1969 Sears Courier #603.52040

Status: My Collection
Created: 03-24-2020 at 07:14PM
Last Edit: 03-29-2020 at 11:00AM


Description:

Found this one on Facebook marketplace in Northern Wisconsin, we were going to Eau Claire anyways so we made the 1.5 hour drive north to pick up this beauty. The main spring was broke and the carriage draw string needed to be addressed, but once they where it turned out to be a snappy little typer. I would say the close cousin of this typewriter, the Olivetti Lettera 32 is a little better typer, but this is little smaller and for essentially a ultra portable typewriter it's pretty amazing. The case could use some help though, backend is held together with duct tape.

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Broken Main spring. Broken piece in the foreground
Broken Main spring. Broken piece in the foreground

Used a dremel to make a new whole in the end of the remaining spring
Used a dremel to make a new whole in the end of the remaining spring

Start to pack main spring by hooking the tab in the spring housing to the new hole in the spring.
Start to pack main spring by hooking the tab in the spring housing to the new hole in the spring.

Packed spring with broken piece of the spring in the background.
Packed spring with broken piece of the spring in the background.

Spring housing enclosure back on. The little cut out in the circle has a tab on it that needs to be bent out of the way to get the enclosure off. See next Picture.
Spring housing enclosure back on. The little cut out in the circle has a tab on it that needs to be bent out of the way to get the enclosure off. See next Picture.


Spring back in place.
Spring back in place.

This is a little out of order but the carriage drawstring attached to the other end of the carriage from the spring.
This is a little out of order but the carriage drawstring attached to the other end of the carriage from the spring.

This picture is a little deceiving. Everything looks good, but the draw string should be below the metal bar right next to the spring. Not above it, took me 3 times winding the spring to figure that out.
This picture is a little deceiving. Everything looks good, but the draw string should be below the metal bar right next to the spring. Not above it, took me 3 times winding the spring to figure that out.










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