May 3rd, 2005


A shot in the dark

Loathe was I to find an appropriate community to pose this question to:

hope I'm not stepping on any toes but...

I'm working in art department for a film, and we need to find an old, or old looking typewriter, and it needs to be able to type. There are plenty of typewriters like this on ebay, my question for you, if any of you can answer it:

the ribbon loading mechanisms for typewriters from the 20's'-40's: how easy would it be to find one that worked, or make one yourself?

answers im not looking for:
"have you checked Sony's prop department"
"rotoscope it"

Thanks in advance for your time.

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