Densmore part 2

We left off with this

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Remove the setscrew from this hole. Pull the crank off.

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Unscrew the shaft from inside the hole where the winder went.

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Remove shaft and ribbon spool. Repeat for other side.

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Undo the big screw below the shift lock on the ribbon reverse rod.

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Undo the setscrew on the knob mounted to the ribbon reverse rod. Pull the knob off. Take the screw holding the triangle shaped piece off too. Remove the triangle piece.

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You can now remove the rod.

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Loosen the nut then remove both nut and screw.

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Remove the ribbon oscillator.

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Hold on to the rectangular nut and remove the screw holding the escapement link to the U bar.

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Remove the small setscrew mounted to the escapement pivot point. Disconnect the spring from the escapement.

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Loosen this screw. and slide the escapement adjuster over to the right.Pull the escapement out.

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On the vertical part with 2 holes is 3 parts held in by a big screw. Remove the big screw and both parts. Sorry but I forgot to take a picture of this part.

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This part comes off first

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then these 2 parts. The small screw holds them together.

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Remove this part and if you have not already the spring that it connects too. It mounts here

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Next unmount the rear carriage bearing beside it.

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Take off the mainspring ratchet release.

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Take out the screw on either side of the pivot point of the U bar.

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Remove the U bar.

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Take out this screw. It connects to the line lock (I think thats what it is) I think there is also a screw on the other side.

IMG_0753Unscrew the setscrew on the nut on both sides holding in the keylever comb. Then undo the screws from the bottom. You should be able to remove the keylever comb.

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Take out the bigger screw. Its for the key comb. (you can also remove the other screw but mine is frozen in place)

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These are the parts that need removed.

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You should now be able to remove the key comb.

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At this point you can finally remove the line lock key. (some machines do not have a lock key).

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Remove the ribbon advance levers from both sides.

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Remove the screw holding in this spring. It goes here.

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Undo this nut on the shift lock.

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Pull out the shift lock form the other side. Warning there is a spring inside the shift lock mechanism.

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Here is how it goes.

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At this point you can now remove all the typebars and the alignment plate. You are then done. The top deck can come off too but the screws are rusted solid on mine. Right now most of the parts I removed are soaking in Evaporust in preparation for plating or paint.

I plan to have the frame bead blasted at some point. I may have to wait for warm weather first though. Then I can paint the frame.

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Densmore part 2

2 thoughts on “Densmore part 2

  1. I’m getting nervous. Will you get it back together?? — But this photographic record will help you do the same process in reverse. Looking forward to seeing the end result.

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