Caligraph complete

Caligraph complete

Remember my Caligraph? I finally got back to it and completed the restoration process. It doesn’t look like new, but it works, and it’s clean. Here are some before and after pictures: But no sooner has it been restored than it has left my collection and...
Caligraph awakening

Caligraph awakening

I’m impressed by how good the alignment is on this machine — after at least a century without use, I’m sure! The ribbon is a two-inch-wide ribbon for Acroprint 125 and 150 time clocks, found on eBay. I cut it down the middle to create a strip that would...
Caligraph progress

Caligraph progress

I’ve been getting back to my Caligraph (which I can now confirm is a model 2). The carriage had to be disassembled almost completely for cleaning, but I think I’ve got it back together. (This photo shows it before most cleaning.) Note the faceted platen on...
Caligraph progress and poem #17

Caligraph progress and poem #17

The restoration process continues for the Caligraph. (Anyone have a parts machine? I need a margin stop set screw and a lowercase letter o key, with composite keytop and stem.) Parts usually look great after spending the night in Evapo-Rust: I removed the keys in...
Cracking the Caligraph & poem #14

Cracking the Caligraph & poem #14

I’ve started restoring my new Caligraph. Here are some “before” pics: When you remove the front plate, which has the remnants of a Caligraph decal, you see the front half of the long, wooden key levers. The plate is filthy. I’ve wiped it dozens...