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1957 Groma Kolibri Serial # 600906 1957 Groma Kolibri typewriter, Serial # 600906 Daniel Burgoyne's 1957 Groma Kolibri typewriter. 2023-03-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Daniel Burgoyne: 1957 Groma Kolibri Serial # 600906 Machine sold on the US market with a QWERTY keyboard.

I purchased this broken machine from a collector in Colorado which had received it damaged due to poor packing.

I don't think the shell can be repaired, therefore I am using the mechanism to replace the one from my other Kolibri #689079 and using three of its typebars and key tops to convert it into a French Canadian keyboard layout.

Surprisingly, this one has a type pitch of 2.25 mm per caracter while #689079 is a 2.6 mm pitch yet, the types and slugs are identical in size and are interchangeable.

1957 Groma Kolibri #600906

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Daniel Burgoyne (Ixzed23)
Created: 03-13-2023 at 10:44AM
Last Edit: 03-13-2023 at 11:03AM


Description:

Machine sold on the US market with a QWERTY keyboard.

I purchased this broken machine from a collector in Colorado which had received it damaged due to poor packing.

I don't think the shell can be repaired, therefore I am using the mechanism to replace the one from my other Kolibri #689079 and using three of its typebars and key tops to convert it into a French Canadian keyboard layout.

Surprisingly, this one has a type pitch of 2.25 mm per caracter while #689079 is a 2.6 mm pitch yet, the types and slugs are identical in size and are interchangeable.

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"Made in Germany" decal on the back of the carriage, as a way maybe to diaguise that the real name was German Democratic Republic...
"Made in Germany" decal on the back of the carriage, as a way maybe to diaguise that the real name was German Democratic Republic...

Elite 2.25 mm per caracter.
Elite 2.25 mm per caracter.

Hunter: Daniel Burgoyne (Ixzed23)

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Bonjour! I am from the region of Montreal, Quebec and moved to Ottawa, Ontario in 1992.

Amateur watchmaker and machinist, I love anything mechanical, hydraulic or electric. I have restored American and Canadian clocks and small lathes, milling machines and a jig bore.

Most of my typewriters have French Canadian QWERTY keyboards, with some exception for rare finds.



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