Saturday, December 28, 2013

Need help! Cole Steel Escapement

Good looking machine, seems like a promising typewriter.  Belongs to a friend and we haven't been able to troubleshoot it yet. 
The carriage just moves freely and the escapement doesn't work at all.  The carriage motor is good, but it just slides to the far left on it's own.  I don't even see an escapement gear, so I am not sure how this works or what needs to be adjusted. 
Apparently the machine was working fine until a fall, so something got jostled.  I don't even know where to begin.

1 comment:

  1. I think these machines often have escapement problems. I've had a couple of them. Unfortunately it was years ago that I worked on them, so I don't have a precise memory, except that it was very fiddly and frustrating. Good luck!