New Plain Black Group 1 Typewriter Ribbon for Olympia, Adler & Erika
New plain black typewriter ribbon on two Group 1 plastic spools .These plastic spools will drop into your Adler, Olympia , Erika , Blue Bird , Triumph or Facit portable manual typewriter. This is also great for older manual typewriters where you have the existing metal spools and just need a new ribbon to rewind onto them.
If you have an Olivetti typewriter please see our ribbon for Olivetti's . If you have a Japanese made typewriter see our Group 9 ribbons. If you are not sure measure the diameter of the metal prong that the spools fit onto in your machine and check with the spool measurements below.
It's also a good idea to take a photo of the way the ribbon is threaded through the " ribbon throw " in the centre of the typewriter . You then have something to refer to when you have taken the old ribbon out and are trying to fit your new ribbon .
Our ribbons are 10 m long and the standard 1/2 inch width , with a good level of black ink in them. The plastic Group 1 spools that the ribbon comes on are 5.5 cms in diameter , with the central hole 5 mm in diameter .The ribbon passes from one spool to other by moving fractionally every time you type , and then returns back from the full spool to the empty one again .This process can be repeated many times and for someone typing 40 hours a week in an office a ribbon would last around 3 months .
The ribbon comes in a sealed plastic bag and as long as you keep it sealed and out of direct sunlight will be fine for a long period of time .
Delivery anywhere within the UK is included in the price .