And finally, this last photo shows that the rubber bobbin wheel -can- be lifted away from the handwheel, by lifting "up" on the bobbin-winding "axel". So it is physically possible to cease contact - but there is not any apparent mechanism by which to keep it latched "up". Any ideas? By the way, sorry that in the previous post, one photo appeared twice.
Many thanks in advance! I am hoping that the other Phoenix machines out these are similar enough that someone can help me.