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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Justin De Mello:
1929 Remington Junior

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1929 Remington Junior
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Status: My Collection
Created: 05-07-2016 at 02:39PM
Last Edit: 09-05-2016 at 01:33PM

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I believe this is a Remington Portable #3. I have searched and searched this typewriter for a serial number but to date am unable to find one. I looked at the area of the frame where other's of the same type are located (under the carriage) but it's not there. Instead it has a "patented" decal on the inside of the frame there. According to research most of these were made prior to 1932. My keyboard is a bit different than some others here. I don't have a tab lock, I don't even have a back-space key (which is frankly annoying to fumbling fingers.) Research says that it was this model that introduced a "paragraph" key, sometimes labeled as "Self Starter." Mine also does not have this. If anyone can identify the date on this, I'd be happy to hear your thoughts. I bought this typewriter cheap because the carriage draw string was broken and the ribbon wheels did not turn when typing. I replaced the carriage string, flipped the ribbon wheels (they were upside-down,) and the typewriter works great now. It just needs a new ribbon and will get one shortly.

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Justin De Mello
Username: jademello

I fell in love with typewriters when I was 13. I'm retired now. My first was a Corona #3 which I got free from a neighbor. Decades pass, life happened, and I lost interest. Then a few years back as a retiree I renewed my interest which is a bit of a happy obsession now. However, it's not just typewriters that captivate me; I love all types of old office equipment, too. I have a Dalton adding machine (which I've restored), several different working antique check writers, a Dictaphone, antique steno machine, business card press, postage stamp scale. I have a well equipped antique office that is spilling into all parts of my home. Most items are from the Machine Age: 1880's into the 1930's. Still, typewriters are complex and amazing pieces of machinery that I'm always drawn to.

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