Well well. I don’t understand how it can not only still works but there is still very usable ink in the ribbon! These things were built like tanks!
@jonnypencils I'm not that surprised.
Even if the ribbon was totally dry, just adding a little moisture can bring them back to life.
@peter Quality is pretty good too. I don't write that many actual printed on paper letters anymore, but from now on, when I do, they will be matrixed with dots.
@peter @confusedbunny @jonnypencils
As for ribbons, I bought some typewriter ribbons a while back and the only place I found selling them for reasonable price was because the ribbons were so short I couldn't even get a page of text out of each one. 🤬
So it pays to be careful because there are some shysters out there. I now will test the waters from each seller and only buy a couple.
@jonnypencils Aaah, that well-known whizzing and screaching ... hmm ... need to get one myself for the sake of nostalgia!
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