|Remember my SM4 from my last post?|
|This is how the space bar will allow the machine to type|
|From this position to about half way down all carriage functions work fine.|
|This is the linkage to activate the escapement. Types fine.|
|The space bar linkage when properly fitted and the machine will not funcito.|
|This is what should be normal space bar alignment. The machine will not type. Even the carriage lock will not align.|
I did not put the cover fully on the machine. I did not find any bent levers or linkages. I cannot bend the tabs on the front of the case (shown in the above photo) or on the space bar enough to allow the typewriter to work when the cover is on.
Adding good washers exaggerates the situation and really locks the machine.
I cannot find any place that slipped or that can be adjusted. It does not appear a former owner bent anything. I have found and magnified many of the photos I found on line that show the bottom workings of the machine. They all look normal to me, but when I make my SM4 normal it will not work
I'll move on to the Underwood Universal problems if I ever decide to return to working on it,
Maybe that is why I only paid $5.00!
Sorry for my typos. From the workbench again.