Donnerstag, 26. Januar 2012

dead wood (help needed)

Photo taken by seller. 

5-second-video of the not-working carriage return lever

7 Kommentare:

Bill M hat gesagt…

It looks like the ratchet pawl or dog, or whatever the correct name is for it on a typewriter, is missing. I have a spare Underwood carriage that you are welcome to the parts if you want. Email direct, I'm in the USA.

I have a Royal with a similar carriage advance problem, but I do not know enough of what things are called to explain it to you :(

Rob Bowker hat gesagt…


Anonym hat gesagt…

I have an Underwood with what I assume to be that exact mechanism. It's a 1952 Correspondent, Canadian made. I will send a photo of the mechanism when I get a chance. There are parts missing, which is quite obvious!

maschinengeschrieben hat gesagt…

@Bill: Yes, it seems like this thing is missing. Your offer to send my your carriage is very kind, but I think this would be way too much effort for this 1-CHF-Find. Thanks anyway!
@Rob: Indeed, that's what it is.
@Anonym: That would be great, you may send them to "msgschr(at)yahoo(dot)de".

Fernando Antunes hat gesagt…

Too bad the typewriter is not working properly. I hope you can restore it soon.

joe hat gesagt…

This is a video of the mechanism on a Finger-Flight Champion, elite-pitch:
That linkage has always looked sloppy to me, but it is identical on both my Finger-Flights, and it is always trying to disassemble itself. When I checked one machine in response to this post, I discovered two screws preparing to leap into oblivion. Took an hour to tighten them up because they are so hard to reach.

maschinengeschrieben hat gesagt…

@joe: Thanks for your video, helps a lot. Now the problem is "how to replace that thing"...

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