Here we have the just delivered Silent with floating shift.
I purchased it from Ebay knowing it was in need of some repairs. Some of the keys were sticky and slow. Being the consciencous student that I am, I used a toothpick and a very small bit of goo gone in the crusty areas (no WD40!!) – boom – problem solved.
The largest repair to do is getting the carriage back on track properly. The left/return lever side is unhinged. I have 2 ball bearings that were rolling inside the case when it was delivered, they go to the carriage- but at the moment I have no idea what the best approach is. I’m guessing I want to remove the entire carriage assembly, get it back into good working order, then reattach.
The typewriter database does not list a 5s series with a serial number this low (5s101829), so it’s a bit of a conundrum. Not the first lost but newly loved orphan I have in my collection.
Any other Silent partners out there with some useful info? I’d love to hear from you! ~TH~