Question about Office Equipment & Supplies
I used to work on IBM- 360/75J in 1974. Used a 1052 output console. Could fix it with one hand.
Bought a Selectric II. It sat for 15 years in the garage. Fired it up and no typie. Cleaned all spring clutches, cables, escapements etc. Motor is motoring, clutches are clutching, stainless tape is tight and expertly adjusted ... but unless hot (leave on and under a blanket for 2 days), the carriage won't escape to the next space after typing a letter or number.
Tab causes a full excursion of the carriage, return causes a full excursion back home. Tab stops and margins are honored. Print head strikes paper, ribbon moves up for the stroke, repeat hyphen works except for no escapement.
This should be a simple problem. I am stumped (because I don't know what widget is not moving out of the way).
The machine is loaded with WD-40 in hopes it will loosen some stuck by grease part (since it works when hot, I have eliminated rust or foreign objetct. No paperclips, bobby pins or PB&J sandwitch from the kids 15 years ago.
Be sure to put WD40 on the escapement (under the platen and paper tray) and the escapement drive mech. (rt. rear of machine) and the correction latching mech (under the rt. dust cover).
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