My three dollar honey has arthritis!
After some investigation as to why the keys and typebars were frozen in place, I discovered that there was a great deal of sticky, oozy goo all over the typebar rest. I’m guessing it is adhesive for the typebar rest that became very warm in storage and began to drip. Downward. Onto that segment area wherein the keys are supposed to enact the typebars. Apologies if I’m using the incorrect nomenclature for some of the parts – fellow insurgents, feel free to correct me!
I now find myself administering some gentle physical therapy to my poor 52 year old SM9’s typebars. “A little degreaser, now lift, now drop, now lift…”.
Aside from that, all other aspects of the machine are sound. Looking forward to a full recovery for this contemporary of mine! ~TH~