Yeah mine the A key stuck but all it was is dust and grime buildup so if you turn them over and use a little rubbing alcohol in a pipe cleaner and just kind of rub through between all the key arms and connectors you can get all keys unstuck. mine works quite well! never use any oil of any kind no lubrication because that just attracts more dust and grime to get in there to make your keys get stuckCost was $120 in the 1920's. Paid half that in South Pacific Pesos (AUD$).
I thought it was broken because the keys didn't work. Fortunate for me the under bidder thought the same. Got it home and Googled a manual, pulled the lever and it was GTG.
well, I'm a lonely and bored old man so having a hobby is a nice escapism from life and if I'm going to collect things its gotta be 1940s/WWII related for me whether it be home front or Army Air Forces. my apartment looks like a museum now though. lol! its certainly a unique way to decorate. And to think, it all started with buying an ELC A-2 jacketNatalie and Ed
You all have collected some pretty unique items . Thanks for posting them.
Do you use them at all, or do you try to preserve the condition as much as possible?I finally got around to adding an American Red Cross item to my collection as well. this week I went ahead and snagged a pack of playing cards marked Feb. 16, 1943. the earlier dates are the hot ones that always go fast or are priced really high. the 1945 issued sets seem to hang around... guilty as charged, I too held out for an earlier dated set!
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