olivetti programma 101 repair

Robert Feldman r_a_feldman at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 8 12:08:16 CST 2015

> Message: 16
>Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:21:07 -0800
>From: Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com

>On 01/07/2015 02:41 PM, Simon Claessen wrote:
>> Guitar wires are out. They are way to flexible. I opted for fosfor
>> bronze wire, but could not find it in the shops in Amsterdam. Then I
>> stubled upon a shop selling beads and stuff to make bracelets and
>> earrings. They sell "memory wire", A very tough silver coated wire of
>> 0.6mm. I have no idea what the alloy is, but the mechanical
>> characteristics are not bad.
>Drop in to a good musical instrument repair shop. Flutes, for instance,
>use phosphor bronze wire springs; clarinets tend to use stainless steel
>springs; dulcimer wire is typically phosphor bronze. I've even used
>harpsichord bronze wire to fashion pins to convert a SIMM to a SIPP. It
>solders well.
>An instrument repair shop is also an excellent place to fine flat blue
>steel springs.

A good model railroad hobby shop should also have phosphor bronze wire. It is used to model overhead wire for trolleys/trams.


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