|Carriage without platen|
|All the parts removed from the carriage|
|Original left knob, repaired right knob|
I should have taken a picture of the knob when it was broken. I am surprised I had all the pieces. In my typecast I mentioned polystyrene and Duco Cement. I used Duco since it does melt the pieces together, just like Testor's will. Something I remembered from many years ago building plastic model airplanes and cars. The result is be careful and you get a joint that stays together quite quickly.
All the keys and typebars are now working freely since the carburetor cleaner bath. Someone tried to improve this typewriter by using Moly grease in the segment slots! Carb cleaner is one of the few things that will clean Moly grease from things.
A few cautions if one decides to take typewriters apart (I know many who read this blog already know what I am about to write) use gunsmith screw drivers (and even these may need to be honed a bit to correctly fit the screw slots), and if one chooses to use carb cleaner it will eat rubber and can harm plastic. I ensured there was no rubber anywhere that could be hit with the spray, and I covered the keys with aluminum foil to prevent any splashes from white-spotting the keys. If using any kind of compressed air and / or spray cleaners; wear appropriate goggles, safety glasses do not protect from sprays and splashes.