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Lathem 7-2 Ribbon

Lathem Punchclock ribbon. Fits all mechanical lathem clocks within this model number range: 2000, 2100, 2200, 3000, and 4000, and 1221.

Our Price: $12.00
Lathem time clock ribbon

Accessories & Supplies:

DetailsIDProduct NameDescriptionPriceAdd To Cart
Click 81 1900L1900L One Side Time Card$39.00
Click 21 1900L-2 Two Sided weekly time cards1900L-2, box of 1000 cards$41.00
Click 11 E2 Two Sided Time CardE2 Two Week Time Card$41.00
Click 150 Lathem old style punch clock keyLathem 287 Key$7.50


Lathem punch clock ribbon
Dark Purple and Red - a two color time clock ribbon

Models 2000, 3000, and 4000 “Series“
Example:  2021, 2121, 2106, 4001, 4026, etc. 

It fits
all mechanical Lathem Time clocks
 - the only exception is a unique model called the model LT,
   which is an uncommon document stamping machine found in government offices

Two-color: Dark Purple and Red

If a portion of the print is dark, or a portion is missing, you need an
easy to replace part called the Lathem Platen.
Call us, we will explain how this is done - you can do it yourself.


UPC 092447002167

How to replace a Lathem mechanical clock ribbon

See the photos below!

Using the 2387 Lathem key, remove the top. 
On the lower left and right is a flat metal plate with a 45 degree angle.  Press it down and toward the wall.  This releases the movement.  It swings up and locks at a 90 degree angle, out of the way, exposing the ribbon.  The ribbon is held on by two spring clips.  Carefully remove them and set aside.

Put a pen or pencil under the ribbon fork, get it out of the way.  Remove and replace the ribbon.  The black (or dark purple) goes to the inside, red to the outside, closer to you.
Drop the fork back down, install the ribbon clips.
Release the movement, drop it down and set the time.
Tip:  One easy way to advance the time is to simply spin the large gear on the back of the movement.  One full rotation (it makes a "thunk") is one minute. 10 rotations = 10 minutes.

Test stamp a card.  Once it's correct, put the case back on, lock it, 



Lathem mechanical punch clock replacement - this is the best of the best:

The Amano TCX21.  Made in USA, designed for decades (DECADES) of service.
  <<<<   Click on the image to see the product page

Basic Information: 

Amano TCX21 Punch Clock

This is the best stand-alone clock there is.

  • Resets after power outages to the correct, current time
    Large clock display with a digital date display
    Internal light which  - makes it easy to position the time card 

  • Regular wall-clock style “face“ makes it easy to read across the room
    Rugged construction, large print numbers and letters.
    Digital year, month, and date display [2023 May19 PM 2:55]
    Tamper-resistant, locking cover

  • Perpetual calendar
    Automatic daylight savings adjustment
    Large, lighted print window
    Select any time/day/date format your needs require
    Long Lasting cartridge ribbon
    Quartz accuracy, rarely needs adjusting

  • Automatic or manual (press to print) printing, we can set this up for you
    Programmable:  Select from several languages - default is English