This is an eBay acquisition. It was damaged during shipment and probably landed on its right tower - it was shorter and a bit bent. Many of the type bars are bent - as you probably can gather from my limited typeface specimen.
The machine also had a broken mainspring that I repaired and a missing draw cord I re-attached. The escapement mechanism was completely rusted/corroded and frozen. That is now moving.
The remaining problem is a sticky ribbon vibrator. It types only with gentle persuasion.
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I'm a novice collector with a very small collection of mostly nonfunctional typewriters. I enjoy tinkering and repairs, so I am slowly but surely putting these typewriters back into service.
Printype model with excellent decals
Original spool covers - interesting wooden core found inside spool container
Platen looks bad, but still has a little spring
Not much nickel plate left on the the towers
Rusty spring barrel with a fishing line draw cord
Serial number is under carriage rail on right, next to the bell
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Professionally printed, coil bound workshop repair manuals.