unplug it. Do not attempt to repair calculators
yourself. All repairs and maintenance should be done
by qualified technicians or company representatives.
Because it is solid-state, the electronic calculator needs
little maintenance. Ensure all electrical equipment
aboard Navy ships comply with all safety regulations.
Your typewriter may be heavy and rugged looking,
but it is really a delicate instrument. Treat it like one
and give it daily care. A machine in first class
condition is easier and quicker to operate and turns out
professional looking work.
Observe the following routine procedures:
Be sure the typewriter is properly placed on the
desk, or secured to the well type of desk, so it will
not fall. Aboard ship, it should always be
In lifting a typewriter, grip it by its case, NEVER
by its carriage.
Keep your typewriter covered when not in use.
Always cover it or close it into the desk at the end
of the day.
Keep it clean, wiping the outside with a soft dry
cloth and dusting the inside with a long-handled
At regular intervals you should give the typewriter
a more thorough cleaning. Frequency of these
cleanings will depend on the amount of use the
typewriter receives and the amount of dust in the air in
your office. In general, it is recommended that the
following procedures be carried out weekly:
Clean the carriage rails and marginal stop bar,
using a cloth slightly moistened with lubricating
oil. Move the carriage back and forth in the
Clean the cylinder or roller. Remove if possible
and wipe with a cloth moistened with a very
small amount of denatured alcohol or cleaning
fluid. Do not wipe off; allow fluid to evaporate.
Dust the interior of the machine. Use a
long-handled brush, brushing toward the front of
Wipe the sides and back of the machine.
If operating instructions for your typewriter are
available, they will help you identify parts and give
you additional information.
If further oiling or repair work is needed, the
machine should be turned over to a qualified
The world is constantly changing. Using
computers has changed the way business is done.
Todays Navy operates through the use of modern
state-of-the-art weapons and computer systems. New
computer technology has had a tremendous impact on
the efficiency of operation, and as a PC, you will be
able to accomplish more by using a computer. Because
of this advanced computer technology, as the
publications and forms used in a post office become
more available in computer format, administrative
jobs that used to take a long time to accomplish can be
done rapidly and more easily. Not all Navy post offices
have computers, but they are becoming more common.
Q3-30. What determines the type of post office
equipment that will be placed in your MPO?
Q3-31. How often must scales that are used at the
finance window be checked for accuracy?
Q3-32. What publication must be referred to when
postage rate charts are ordered for automatic
Now turn to appendix 1 to check your answers.