The Oliver Typewriter

Secrets of the Oliver

Marty Rice offers tips for maintaining and operating various mechanisms found on the Oliver typewriter.

Episode I

Left Margin & Carriage Return

Episode II

End-of-Page Paper Gauge

Episode III

Carriage Removal

Episode IV

Draw Band Replacement

Episode V

Carriage Hook Replacement
& Line Spacing

Episode VI

Variable Line Spacer

The Vintage Type

Bryan Haddix explores many aspects of Oliver typewriters in his informative video series.

Introduction
 

Buying an Oliver
 

Meet the
Oliver No. 6

Oliver No. 6 Cleaning
Part I

Oliver No. 6 Cleaning
Part II

Oliver No. 3
Draw Band Attachment

Reassembling the
Oliver No. 6

Adjusting the
Ribbon Vibrator

Replacing a Type Bar
Part I

Replacing a Type Bar
Part II

Spring Drum
Repair

Finding an
Oliver Courier

Carriage
Part I

Carriage
Part II

Things to Adjust
Under Your Oliver

Aligning the Uppercase
and Lowercase

Bits and Pieces
You May Need

Adjusting the
Tabulator

Packing an Oliver & a
Trip to Ace Typewriter

Oliver No. 5
Disassembly

How to Fix a
Warped Spacebar

Straightening Bent
Type Bars

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