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Olivetti studio 46 typewriter carriage stuck

I'm hoping someone out there knows how to release the carriage for an Olivetti Studio 46 typewriter. I think I was typing too quickly and it stopped moving. I can't seem to find a carriage release lever as for other typewriter carriages. Please help! I would appreciate it as this was a Christmas present and I broke it on the first day of use! :(

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  • Angel Huang Jan 06, 2013

    Thanks for your prompt suggestions! Unfortunately I have no idea what it was that worked - I just jiggled stuff and pressed levers (even though that's what I'd been doing earlier!). Lesson: Type slowly. It is not a keyboard! Thanks for your attention.



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