This is mostly just a quick post to get some info out there that apparently isn’t available anywhere else. Life has been totally nuts lately so the blog-posting has taken a backseat to Real Life ™. But after helping someone out with details on the Oliver’s unique drawband carriage clip thingy, I did some Googling and realized that there really isn’t anything on the Internet about how to make one for yourself.
There are YouTube videos, sure, but apparently nobody has taken the time to put up some close-up pictures and measurements of the damn thing. So I dissected my typewriter and snapped a few lousy pictures of what must be one of the few original Oliver drawband clips left on Earth.
Here you go, Internet. Hope these help in your quest to get your Oliver working again. Feel free to repost / steal / et cetera, and/or go ahead and drop me a line if you need any more pics or information. Even if it’s like five years in THE FUTURE ™ I most likely still have the thing and am probably still hammering out random notes to random people on it. Hell, want a random note of your own? I will totally do that.
(Offer not valid if the Post Office ceases to exist, Panama conquers the USA, or in the case of general worldwide floods/famine/breakdown of global society.)