After 24 hours… it seemed important to recall how I felt when I first opened the box with this 100 year old machine in it. To be honest the box seemed much too thin to hold a typewriter and it was pushed in on top. Turned out to have had lots of head room… with no cushioning underneath… but the machine looked serene and perfect. I was amazed.
When I pressed the type bar nothing happened… when I pressed the key’s nothing… I put on a new ribbon… they did not turn… I was feeling very sad when I pressed a key again… nothing… then I got up to leave and the carriage moved a “flicker”… the rest is history.