It’s a job that many avoid, a job that many have heard about and a job that many don’t want to experience for themselves. But it’s a job that I’m going through.
When Robert Messenger is offering some spare part Hermes 3000s with the idea that they would be able to be put together to form one, decent, good nick, working one, how can you say no? That’s why I’ve got three of them, all in various states of disassembly.
The chassis that I’m constructing the final, resurrected typewriter from had a bit of an issue with the carriage. While it had all the bearings one had moved in its retainer and made a nasty scraping noise as you moved the carriage. The only option appeared to be taking the whole lot off and then putting it back together.
The whole lot has now come off and I have eight little bearings, two retainers, a carriage, and one frustrated self.
What is the secret/trick/black magic method for getting these things back in? Any advice, tips, etc. etc. etc. would be very much appreciated. And I’ll share the results of this – at present – painful procedure with the ever helpful Typosphere.
I’m most willing to post photographs if they would help you.