The day after the wintry mix, I started pulling the headstock apart because the head of the 4th bolt holding it to the bed is inside.  The top half separated cleanly and I set it aside.

This was my first look at the gearing in there.  Fairly substantial.  I fished the two halves of the wooden gizmo from the sump at the bottom of the headstock.  It acts as a brake on the countershaft in the foreground when the middle headstock gearshift lever is in the mid position.  It split and fell off some time ago.  Its thoroughly impregnated with oil at this point.

Another view of the spindle gears.

;;; eof