After steps three to about 33!
Saturday PM, 48 hours ago
Still some touch-up work to do yet. But the typewriter has been fully reassembled and is now working. The drawband has been reattached. In fiddling with the drawband and mainspring, the escapement rack dropped off. I've never dealt with an escapement rack like this one before. I've reattached it, but the carriage is skipping, so I'll play around with it some more, and make some adjustments to see if I can fix it. Some of the keys are still a bit stiff, but none of the typebars were moving at all when I got this machine, so progress has been made. An awful lot of work has gone into this project in the past two days, and I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I think it's all been worth it (touch wood nothing goes wrong from here on in). I especially like the way the keytops have cleaned up, with the rim rust gone and the tops now dirt-free. Next thing will be to wind some ribbon on and try for a typecast with it.