Teletype 43

dave.g4ugm at dave.g4ugm at
Wed May 24 01:37:55 CDT 2017

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> Subject: Re: Teletype 43
> On 5/23/2017 10:45 PM, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> > Back in the day, there was a re-inking product, the Mac Inker.
> I have a Re-inker, though not exactly like the Mac Inker, but the Model
> 43 has a built in "Mac Inker"-like inking system.  It's a small loop of ribbon
> with a large felt round ink pad in the cartridge.  So, if I can get some ink into
> the felt, I should be OK.
> > Since
> > those are not easy to dig up now, what options are there?  Also,
> > because there's often plenty of pigment, what oil/solvents are good to
> > wrest some of that pigment back out of a dried ribbon?
> That is a question I'd like to determine.  Google was little help outside of calls
> to try WD40.
> Jim

Some have used stamp pad ink. Some stamp pad ink doesn't dry out..


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