Wondered if anyone could shed some light on the following..
Bought the above in a partially dismantled condition and, following a strip down, clean and rebuild, I'm 99% there....but, although the mechanism works if the working bar is manoeuvred manually, something is very wrong!
Can anyone tell me the purpose of the short metal bar which pivots at the base of the central working bar? It has a small hole which presumably holds a missing spring. To the rear of the working bar there is another metal eyelet which also suggests a spring is missing, but the position of both in relation to each other rather suggests that they may not share a spring? The bar itself seems to have no obvious purpose in its present incarnation other than to foul the ratchet pawl from returning upright after it has cranked the mechanism....which it's clearly not supposed to.
In addition to the above, I seem to be missing a similar piece of metal bar which attaches to the lowest spline (photo to the right is a pic kindly supplied by Gameswat on a previous query from another member)
I'd be most grateful if anyone could enlighten me as to the role of these bits and how they interact?