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The Typewriter Database 1896 Rem-Sho typewriter Serial # no serial number From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard: 1896 Rem-Sho typewriter Serial # no serial number The Rem-Sho has an impressive neoclassical design, styled somewhat in the form of a Greek temple, with a bronzed cast iron frame.

The Rem-Sho was the first typewriter to have the whole type-basket (type-bars) move for a character shift instead of shifting the platen, making shifting much lighter. This was the forerunner of what would be the standard method to shift characters on 20th century typewriters.

The name Rem-Sho reflects the names of the two inventors of this typewriter. Franklin Remington was a grandson of Eliphalet Remington, the founder of E. Remington and Sons who manufactured the Sholes and Glidden typewriter (Remington 1) in 1874, the first commercially successful typewriter. Zalmon Sholes was the son of Christopher Lathen Sholes, the inventor of the Sholes and Glidden typewriter.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard:
1896 Rem-Sho typewriter

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1896 Rem-Sho typewriter
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Status: My Collection
Created: 06-17-2017 at 09:22AM
Last Edit: 06-17-2017 at 09:22AM

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The Rem-Sho has an impressive neoclassical design, styled somewhat in the form of a Greek temple, with a bronzed cast iron frame.

The Rem-Sho was the first typewriter to have the whole type-basket (type-bars) move for a character shift instead of shifting the platen, making shifting much lighter. This was the forerunner of what would be the standard method to shift characters on 20th century typewriters.

The name Rem-Sho reflects the names of the two inventors of this typewriter. Franklin Remington was a grandson of Eliphalet Remington, the founder of E. Remington and Sons who manufactured the Sholes and Glidden typewriter (Remington 1) in 1874, the first commercially successful typewriter. Zalmon Sholes was the son of Christopher Lathen Sholes, the inventor of the Sholes and Glidden typewriter.


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Martin Howard
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I am a collector of 19th century typewriters and have built a collection that shows the remarkable ingenuity and beauty of the world’s first typewriters. I have always been interested in the beginnings of a machine when there is an eruption of approaches to making it. Early typewriters are an exceptional example of this incubation period.

My website is antiquetypewriters.com