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Lettera 22 - sips and adds spaces on occassion

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I have an Olivetti Underwood Lettera 22 that works great except that, in the course of typing, the carriage will "skip" and add a space without the spacebar being hit. It seems almost as if the tab spacing mechanism is engaging, but of course, I'm not sure. Any ideas on fixing this?

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If it skips at the same place or skips every 10 or 12 spaces all the time it is a broken tooth on the escapement wheel or rack. It could be in typing you are lingering on the key causing it to spring back a little ans space over.

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