My friend at the radio club told me there was a typewriter at SVdP. I couldn’t find it the first time but he said it was still there so I looked again. It turned out to be a Royal HH.
From a quick googling, it seems this kind of neglect and abuse is peculiar to the HH. This one still needs more work but I think it will turn out well. I may have to paint it.
I was at the Goodwill remainder store looking for rescues and I found two. First is an elite SCM, an assembly line twin of my script Zephyr Deluxe, this one a "Corsair Deluxe." Like Adwoa's new Hermes, it is missing a cover which thought a very funny coincidence, and it works just fine.
I went to the back corner in case the clamshell was over there. no such luck but I saw this:
Which quickened my heartrate. inside was this:
The carriage doesn't advance. The knotted cord is off the pulley, as you can see:
I wanted to figure out how to attach it so I went to look at my recently-acquired script studio 44 and darned if that string didn't snap in two when I touched it. So now I need a bit of a tutorial on getting that pulley off and connected and more importantly, putting it back together. Or I could just type on them listing hard to port as I did here: