New Red & Black Group 1 Typewriter Ribbon for Olympia , Adler & Erika

New red and black inked  typewriter ribbon on two Group 1 plastic spools .These plastic spools will drop into your Adler, Olympia , Erika , Blue Bird , Triumph or Facit portable manual typewriter. This is also great for older manual typewriters where you have the existing metal spools and just need a new ribbon to rewind onto them. .

If you have an Olivetti typewriter please see our Group 4  ribbon for Olivetti's . If you have a Japanese made typewriter see our Group 9 ribbons.  If you are not sure measure the diameter of the metal prong that the spools fit onto in your machine and check with the spool measurements below.

It's also a good idea to take a photo of the way the ribbon is threaded through the " ribbon throw " in the centre of the typewriter . You then have something to refer to when you have taken the old ribbon out and are trying to fit your new ribbon . To type in red on your typewriter you will need to change the "ribbon selector " to red . Please note that while most typewriters have this feature , not all do .

Our ribbons are 10 m long and the standard 1/2 inch width , with a good level of black and red  ink in them. The plastic spools that the ribbon comes on are 5.5 cms in diameter , with the central hole 5 mm in diameter .The ribbon passes from one spool to other by moving fractionally every time you type , and then returns back from the full spool to the empty one again   .This process can be repeated many times and for someone typing 40 hours a week in an office a ribbon would last around 3 months .

The ribbon comes in a sealed plastic bag and as long as you keep it sealed and out of direct sunlight will be fine for a long period of time .

Delivery anywhere within Australia is included in the price .


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