Up above is the crossbar that tilts downward with every keystroke. I must make two apologies to y'all. One for the blurry pictures, and the other for my lack of knowledge regarding typewriter parts.
Anyway, that bar tilts down whenever a key is hit.
And these are the two screws that I tried adjusting, without making a difference. Actually, that's not true. If you screw them in all the way, then the keys feel very noticeably harder to the touch. So, in the end, I just loosened them back to approximately where they were to begin with. I had a theory that adjusting these screws might cause the ribbon vibrator to lift a little higher, since I first suspected that the ribbon wasn't high enough to allow the entire typeslug to lift high enough to hit the ribbon squarely in the middle.
Again, all, any suggestions most welcome.
And again, thanks for reading!