New plain blue typewriter ribbon for Brother , Lemair , Hermes , Chevron , Silver Reed , Royal and Imperial Litton portables , earlier Smith Corona and earlier Underwood portables typewriters. It comes on two Group 9 or GR9 plastic spools . These should drop into your portable manual machine . 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 .
Our ribbons are 10 m long and the standard 1/2 inch width , with a good level of black ink in them. The plastic spools that the ribbon comes on are 5 cms in diameter , with the central hole 4 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 .
We also enclose a pair of rubber latex gloves as this job can leave a fair amount of ink on your fingers ! 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 .