So I have all the rod bolts out and the top plate is held on with some kind of caulk/sealant/goop that here 90 yrs later is more or less hard as a rock. How to get off without doing further damage to cylinder? I do have the missing piece of glass and am hoping to repair in some way at least good enough.
Also, the handle. Almost looks like someone tried getting it off, gave up, and then put the dowel back in. What exactly, if anything is holding it on the shaft?
Last, currently I have one skin still on. Is this lower bracket enough to hold up the entire upper assembly with both skins off? Or is that second skin a stressed member of the assy? Don't want to find out the hard way.
Last edited by Steven C.; Sat Jun 13 2020 02:15 PM.