Friday, June 8, 2012

Auction Adventure & A Tale Of Two Remingtons


Corona Standard


Cat lamp. Not as ugly as the wood carved 3 foot tall Betsy Ross lamp we have, but still ridiculous.


Check writing Remington Portable 2



/100 key


Check out how huge the typeslug is on that. You actually have to space twice just to get beyond it!


Nasty Remington 6. Someone saw fit to paint several parts of it a reddish color.



No, this is not one of those blank keyed teaching typewriters.



First of the nests.


From another angle. I think it accentuates the rust very nicely.



Another nest, this time attached to the frame of the typewriter.


And another.


And another.


I think it says "This machine is protected by US and Foreign patents" underneath all of that. Can't be sure, though.


Hope you enjoyed. As I said, I will try and get the next journal entry finished up tomorrow. It was a long, long day, with a whole bunch of sightings. By the time we arrived at the motel, it was too late to get it all done.
Thanks for reading, and keep those typebars swinging.
Ken

7 comments:

  1. That check writer is quite unique, I've not seen another like it, although from the typeface sample examples I have, it could be commonly ordered if you wanted it. I've heard that the platens on such machines were originally very hard to begin with.

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    1. I'm guessing the platen would have to be ultra hard in the first place. Otherwise, it would be riddled with tiny little dots. The platen on mine seems to be in good shape, albeit hard. Very few dots imprinted in the rubber. Needs a good cleaning, to be sure, as the shift can cause one hell of a 'sticky situation'. :D

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  2. The Remington is a fascinating machine. Are you keeping it outside? ;-)

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    1. It is actually on my coffee table at this very moment. I will be moving it into the basement right after I post this, however. I was keeping it up here so I could take the pictures, but now I cannot justify THAT sitting in my living room.

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  3. Very entertaining.

    The checkwriting typewriter is cool. Never, ever, have I seen any other typewriter with a /100 key!

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    1. Wow. That you haven't seen another makes it even more unique. I wish I used checks more often. As all of my bills are paid online and such, I cannot use this to impress my mortgage or electric company. Shucks...

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  4. Very interesting typewriters! I have never seen or heard of a check writing Remington Portable, and you are brave to bring home the Remington No. 6 - that will require a rather intensive restoration!

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