Fix my typewriter?
June 18, 2011 7:04 AM   Subscribe

How do I fix this broken typewriter?

I have an Olivetti Lettera 32 which was in perfect working order until I managed to jam the space bar last week. It's not like when the letters jam and I can just push the little bars back down - the mechanism that's jammed is out of my reach and I'm reluctant to try to pull the thing apart.

I figure that over the many decades this typewriter's been around I can't be the first person to have tried to type too fast and jammed it up, so I'm wondering if there's some typewriter-aficionado trick I should know about that doesn't involve opening the case. I've tried Googling around for diagrams of the inside workings of the typewriter with no luck. Failing that, who should I look for to repair it? I can only seem to find places that repair modern electric typewriters (I'm located in Sydney, Australia).
posted by jaynewould to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (2 answers total)
There are some extremely knowledgeable people on this forum who could help, or at least point you in the right direction.
posted by JanetLand at 8:41 AM on June 18, 2011

My mechanically gifted husband says "smack the left side of the carriage."
posted by lazydog at 3:58 PM on June 18, 2011

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