Robert E. De Barth - Our Formula One Platens

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Our Formula One Platens

Since 1945, and with over 100 years of combined technical experience, Robert E. De Barth has been offering high quality restoration and repairs for the typewriter industry for equipment as far back as the 1890ís.

A lot of recent talk about how to revitalize old typewriter platens have fallen short of the correct remedy. A lot of non-technical and laymen advice seems to think that regrinding the surface of a platen does the job but it does not. Many years of the typeface pounding and the ultraviolet sun and florescent light and the ozone in the air destroys the surface of the platen to such an extent that too much of the compound must be removed to be effective which decreases the platen diameter to such extent that the printing is no longer acceptable. The typeface is curved to meet the platen radius as a flat surface entity making an almost perfect impression if the typewriter platen is maintained at the correct factory dimensions.

After some 15 years of R&D, Robert E. De Barth has formulated the best compounds from the rubber services industry to develop a platen that meets or exceeds factory specifications. In house we call it the Satin Platen. It is always best to replace the platen with a properly ground on center and compounded formulated sleeve to enhance your typewriters typing and paper feeding abilities.

Feed Rolls, Bail Rolls, and Finger Rolls must also be of adequate compounds to do the best feeding of the paper and securing it in the carriage while typing.

Earl De Barth


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E-Mail:

imanager@debarth.org

Phone:
Tuesday through Saturday
9:00AM to 1:00PM EST
215-855-6851

Post:
Robert E. De Barth
1337 North Broad Street
Lansdale, PA 19446
USA


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215-855-6851


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