Weapon of Choice: “Richard The Deep Breather”, 1925 Corona 4.
Bichrome selector is a spindly thing directly attached to the ribbon vibrator.
Yas, but what patents?
Ugh. screw head broken, will have to figure out that before I can get the platen off..
Sanded and LPS’d the platen to make it ever so slightly more grippy.
The mystery part.
A Mystery mount point drilled into the left front frame.
Well, that screw won’t fit.
And the holes don’t line up.
Oddly, the part does sort of match the curves of the frame, if it did mount there.
How about these added screws? is this the mount point for that mystery part?
They’re the right size and the holes line up…
But I don’t see how that makes sense…
But, that certainly makes sense, sorta – and it explains the nick marks in the paint on the left front frame.
Oh, ok, yeah. Now it makes sense.
These are the correct spools, but there’s two “R” spools and no “L” one.
Quite a bit of wear on the outside edges, but hopefully I can get the right set in trade.
Still has a brush and a clip for holding what might have been an oiler?
Here’s another mystery – what are these clips in the top lid of the case for?