|Typewriter A, made in 1921, has a broken thing-a-ma-jig, (TAMJ) and the carriage goes all gahooey when the shift key is pressed. |
Ga-hoo-ey, adjective, having become no longer in working order or functional, i.e., disfunctional.
|Typewriter B, made in 1929, with unbroken TAMJ, and in reasonably good functional order.|
|The trusty canvas bag of brass stock inherited from my father. He acquired it during WWII (likely not an easy task) in support of his hobby of building model railcars and track.|
|I've managed to get those holes drilled to the correct diameter and distance from each other, and am beginning to shape the new part.|
|Ta-da! Here it is. But wait - although the holes are the correct size and distance apart, it does not have the jaunty curve of the original.|
WILL IT WORK?
Stay tuned ...