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19-5-2015 15:06:44  #11


Re: Re-Keying Keychopped typewriters?(Update SUCCESS!)

Well, you would have to buy keys from a keychopper if you want chrome and glass keys.


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19-5-2015 20:31:03  #12


Re: Re-Keying Keychopped typewriters?(Update SUCCESS!)

TypewriterGuy wrote:

I would try finding the originalkeys of the machine, THEN soldering or whatever you plan on doing. 

I dont think wood keys would look very good.

Well, it's not all about looks here. I think a more important factor would be keeping the typewriter out of the scrap yard, and worrying about looks could come next.

However, I don't think the wood keys would stand up to a whole lot of typing before they crack. Another alternative, although making the typewriter quite unattractive, could be metal or tough plastic buttons.

We can't forget that glass keyed machines aren't the only ones being chopped--plenty of later plastic keyed machines are having their keys pulled. However, with these plastic keys they can be pushed back into their little slots once they have been pulled. Also, not all typewriter key sets have been separated from the typewriter... sometime the seller will get lazy and wait until the auction ends. These listings should be top priority because the chance of saving the machine is much higher if you can convince the seller to ship it to you.


 
 

26-5-2015 13:13:19  #13


Re: Re-Keying Keychopped typewriters?(Update SUCCESS!)

The Typewriters have Landed!

They Are a Remington 12/16?
& a 1938 L.C Smith super speed.
What is interesting is though they are very rusty the ball bering lc smith wants to work!
Unlike the slotted segment remington
Which is poretty frozen
Also the l.c smith has a large typeface

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26-5-2015 13:24:03  #14


Re: Re-Keying Keychopped typewriters?(Update SUCCESS!)

Spazmelda wrote:

I think some different keys could look pretty cool. Sort of Franken-typer.

Did someone say "Frankentyper"...?!?!  Bwahahaha


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26-5-2015 13:33:44  #15


Re: Re-Keying Keychopped typewriters?(Update SUCCESS!)

Uwe wrote:

Spazmelda wrote:

I think some different keys could look pretty cool. Sort of Franken-typer.

Did someone say "Frankentyper"...?!?!  Bwahahaha

 
I think it has a certain charm.  I was reading some blog, I think it was Claudia's tippy tappy typewriters, or something like that, and someone had made her a frankentyper. In that case they had soldered some different slugs onto a machine,  it was pretty cool.

 

26-5-2015 20:04:01  #16


Re: Re-Keying Keychopped typewriters?(Update SUCCESS!)

so far the lc smith has cleaned up well 
infact as a testament to the Smith Bros
The typebars Work with just a little oil.
the remington on the other hand 
The typebars are all frozen solid
Wonder who built the better machine?
 


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26-5-2015 20:40:57  #17


Re: Re-Keying Keychopped typewriters?(Update SUCCESS!)

mre12ax7 wrote:

so far the lc smith has cleaned up well 
infact as a testament to the Smith Bros
The typebars Work with just a little oil.
the remington on the other hand 
The typebars are all frozen solid
Wonder who built the better machine?
 

Would you consider that it has more to so with treatment and storage conditions than original quality?

 

27-5-2015 07:08:32  #18


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well they were both stored outside in a scrap pile.
The nice thing about the LC smith is you can 
mold keys for it as they were originally plastic with 
a metal ring. 
 


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28-5-2015 06:26:45  #19


Re: Re-Keying Keychopped typewriters?(Update SUCCESS!)

Yesterday I bought a dreml tool 
and used that to remove ALL the rust from the lc smiths key comb
in 5min.
Now today I think i will disassemble the L.C  Smith
to get to the escapement trouble.

sorry for the lack of pictures It is really hard to do anything since I broke My ankle
last month.


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31-5-2015 14:31:45  #20


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