You switched the Z and the Y type slugs on that Kolibri, didn't you? I'm very impressed with your slugging, it's something I haven't even attempted.
You are 110% correct. I "Anglicized" my Kolibri. Very perceptive of you. But I suspected you would be the one to guess it, if anyone did! If you blow up the picture of the Kolibri, I believe you can make out the slugs in their switched places.
Impressive. I have much to learn about typewriter surgery.
I feel like saying, "Don't try this at home," but, then, I did and was quite fortunate. It took me about two hours, at least and I, too, still have a lot to learn about surgery!
You reached new heights with this one. This could revolutionise (and expand) Ms Bagalini's collection if she learned to switch slugs. Feels a bit like converting a right-hand drive car to the left. So, the Remington is in fact derived from 3 machines?
Yes, the Rem is from 3 machines. I took the type bar from a boxy Rem 5t parts machine, and the type slug comes from a Royal QDL parts machine.
Now you have given me reason to purchase machines with a QWERTZ key board. I gave thought to taking type bars out of the segment. I have yet to have the courage to do it.Very nice work and nice typewriters
Thanks for the compliment! But, remember, You have to change the slugs, not type bars. The type bars are all of different lengths, so you can't just switch type bars. The slugs are also cantered at different angles. The only remedy is soldering slugs. Or, you can take type bars from a different machine of the same model as long as the bars are in exactly the same place in the segment.