Cleaning gungy Flexowriter

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Thu Nov 4 17:29:05 2004

On Thu, 4 Nov 2004, Tony Duell wrote:

> > I don't know for sure why but among other things the clutch for the belt
> > that drives the carriage seems to be frozen on. The carriage runs to the
> > right and it's still trying to drive it. I can push it back to the left
> Now, I am tryint to rememebr things... That clutch has a bistable
> linkage. It's set (i.e. the clutch is engaged) by one of the snails,
> connected to the return key. I can't remember what resets it, probably
> the carriage getting to the home position (is this adjustable?) That
> should give you some idea as to what to look for.

It is a bistable device, and not timed etc, but re-set upon
carriage reaching column 0. It's on the right side under a cover
or something. I don't recall the mechanism either, I didn't
decode it since I realized the problem with mine was simply
the rails/journals were very dry and it otherwise worked fine.
Received on Thu Nov 04 2004 - 17:29:05 GMT

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