This bold Olivetti Praxis 48 is one electric you don’t see often. I love the Kelly green key tops. This came in for servicing as the space bar was not working and a few keys were sluggish. It is pretty hard to type with no space bar!
It turns out most of the problem was old oil and grease had solidified over time making the cam that activates the spacing mechanism hang up. The same was happening with the return and tab mechanism. Once cleaned and re-oiled the Olivetti behaved nicely. The only lingering item is the return clutch was at its maximum adjustment and with no replacement parts, will have to put up with a slower than normal return.