One More in the Stable
Post-Script: What I meant to say is that I'm lucky that all I have to worry about is the condition of a newly acquired manual typewriter, rather than the dysfunction in the nation's capital, or the economy, or the climate.
I did some additional tweaking on the machine after having written this piece, and have solved the space bar problem, having found an adjustment screw near the escapement that regulates how far the space bar linkage pushes. Still have some intermittent sticking of the "T" key, however, so that will be a nagging issue. I'm known at one of the local typewriter shops as the guy that never brings his old machines in to get serviced, aside from the occasional ribbon. My thinking is that if I can figure out how to solve a problem myself, it's money saved and another lesson learned.
Typecast via Remington Quiet-Riter, photo via Lumix G5.
Errata: The date is wrong on the piece, as I forgot to set my analog watch forward after September 30. Not that you'd ever notice such a thing from the back of a moving horse.