Buongiorno Davide, I just posted on my blog about the loose spring on your Studio 42. Hopefully, you'll get a response that may be helpful.Ciao, Teeritz
I wish I could help but all my Olivettis are later than this. I like the way you started typing and THEN decided what to write about. It really is the best way. Good luck with the spring!
Many thanks for your interest, Teeritz!It's nice to know that you all own Olivetti typewriters.My granma and grandpa worked at the Olivetti factory... it was another era, here in Italy. Now it's all gone!
Short spring with a wide diameter.... This guy was designed for a minimal amount of movement, with a maximum amount of tension. I"m just guessing as I don't have a Studio 42 to reference, but I would say that this is either part of the backspace lever, margin release, or carriage lock. What you'll be looking for is a mechanical part near by with a hole in the middle of it. It won't be as obvious as other spring loaded parts, as this spring probably mounts in the middle of a lever that appears to be in exactly the right place (until you move it, and it flops about) as this spring is simply constructed to move the said lever back into place and offer a level of resistance feedback to the operator.
Thank you, there's always something to learn!Now, the paper bail on this typewriter doesn't seem to have that "spring load" that holds it close to the paper, and makes it stand up when it's raised.In fact, on the righ arm of the bail, there's a hook with no spring attached, but it's too far away from the little spring (at least a 3 times longer spring would be needed to reach it). I'm guessing there is some missing part that links this spring to the hook on the paper bail.
I know this may be hard, but can you get a clearer image of the inside of the typewriter near the spring?
Check the new photos i just uploaded, I did my best to get a shoot from every angle.
Davide, have a look at my latest post. I have included photos of the underside of my Studio. I hope this helps.