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How to Align the Type on a Remington Quiet Riter Typewriter

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  1. How to Align the Type on a Remington Quiet Riter Typewriter, How to Align the Type on a Remington Quiet Riter Typewriter: Schritt 1, Bild 1 von 1
    • Lightly type a row of lowercase letters.

    • Return the carriage, then hold the shift key and lightly type a row of uppercase letters.

    • Return the carriage, and type a capital H followed by a lowercase h.

    • It's important to type the letters lightly. Typing the letters firmly might obscure issues with your typewriter's alignment.

  2. How to Align the Type on a Remington Quiet Riter Typewriter: Schritt 2, Bild 1 von 2 How to Align the Type on a Remington Quiet Riter Typewriter: Schritt 2, Bild 2 von 2
    • Examine the letters you typed to identify alignment issues.

    • If the lowercase letters are not a uniform darkness, you will adjust the lowercase screw.

    • If the uppercase letters are not a uniform darkness, you will adjust the uppercase screw.

    • This is shown in the first picture.

    • If all of the letters are a uniform darkness, but the bottom of the capital H does not align with the bottom of the lowercase h, you will need to experiment with adjustments to find the correct alignment.

    • This is shown in the second picture.

  3. How to Align the Type on a Remington Quiet Riter Typewriter: Schritt 3, Bild 1 von 1
    • Lay the typewriter on its back so you can see the bottom.

    • This guide will continue to refer to parts of the typewriter as if it were set on its feet. "The back" of the typewriter is now resting on your work surface.

  4. How to Align the Type on a Remington Quiet Riter Typewriter: Schritt 4, Bild 1 von 2 How to Align the Type on a Remington Quiet Riter Typewriter: Schritt 4, Bild 2 von 2
    • To adjust lowercase letters, find the lowercase adjustment screw near the back of the typewriter.

    • To adjust uppercase letter, find the uppercase adjustment screw towards the front of the typewriter.

    • Your adjustment screws may be in slightly different locations, but they will look similar to the pictured screws. Adjustment screws typically include a nut, and do not have a screw head.

  5. How to Align the Type on a Remington Quiet Riter Typewriter: Schritt 5, Bild 1 von 1
    • Use the flathead screwdriver to hold the adjustment screw in place while you loosen, but do not remove, the nut with the adjustable wrench.

  6. How to Align the Type on a Remington Quiet Riter Typewriter: Schritt 6, Bild 1 von 1
    • Adjust the screw by turning it clockwise to move the letters up, or counterclockwise to move the letters down.

  7. How to Align the Type on a Remington Quiet Riter Typewriter: Schritt 7, Bild 1 von 1
    • Without tightening the nut, test your adjustment by repeating the appropriate part(s) of step 1.

    • Repeat steps 6 and 7 until the issue is resolved.

  8. How to Align the Type on a Remington Quiet Riter Typewriter: Schritt 8, Bild 1 von 1
    • Again using the flathead screwdriver to hold the adjustment screw in place, use the adjustable wrench to tighten the nut.

Abschluss

Your typewriter should be aligned! Type something to test it out.

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