All looks well with this Lettera 32, a typewriter that I had brought home with the SM 9 on Sunday. But eagle eyed viewers may notice that the front blue panel – if you can call it that – isn’t quite straight. The reason? The very reason that apples land on scientists’ heads. Gravity. The result of this interesting phenomenon? This:
Yes, your eyes don’t deceive you – and no, it isn’t Photoshopped. The little tab that screws to the chassis has snapped clean off. I’m guessing someone has dropped this little machine somewhere along the line, and this, being a pressure point, just couldn’t handle it. How it is placed at the moment probably was fine for the first user, but I’m a little more concerned.
At the moment the little corner of the tab that sticks out is screwed on over the main casing to hold it in place; I don’t want to keep it like this, though. I’d like to do something about it.
Does anyone have any suggestions of adhesives, bodge jobs, how to cleverly place a band-aid to hold it on, or any other method that will attach it once again?
My father’s suggestion was to have a larger washed underneath the first washer to hold it in place, but I think that there’ll have to be something that goes underneath as well. Any thoughts?