Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Not-ivetti

This Sears Manual 1 ribbon cover is almost nearly, but not quite entirely unlike an Olivetti Valentine when painted red; as you can see in the before and after.



See, just like a Valentine. I've been using Valspar's plastic-bonding spray paint for pieces like this. It really seems to bond well to the plastic. Time will tell how it stacks up to use and abuse.

3 comments:

  1. Hey, you've got a vintage hand-cranked ice crusher! (:

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  2. Very cool paint job but I don't think it looks anything like a Valentine, except perhaps the color. The shape is completely different. (I've got two...)

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  3. Cameron, I agree it looks nothing like a Valentine. That's more of a bad joke thatanything. The color, however, is almost spot-on. The Manual 1 from Sears is a plastic-bodied Brother made in Nagoya. Apart from the cheap body, the machine has a great action and is fun to use.

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