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Carriage remains stationary when typing. Is there a way to unlock

Is it possible that this portable typewriter has a switch to keep the carriage from moving? If so how do I release the carriage from its frozen position where depressing each key hits the same  central position of the carriage. We don't have a manual.  I purchased this unit in the early 1970s and it has not seen much use.

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Mant portables have a lock to hold the carriage in place while in the case, on the rt. or left sides below the carriage.

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Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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On the Olivetti it is on the left under the carriage

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