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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Adams:
1939 Remington Cadet

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1939 Remington Cadet
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Status: My Collection
Created: 08-26-2014 at 10:59PM
Last Edit: 08-26-2014 at 11:30PM

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A minimalistic typewriter with left shift and not much else. It lacks even a carriage return lever. Mine is not in working order, but I can't imagine that manually rolling the cylinder with your fingers was very efficient.

One advertisement reads: "Here’s a fine portable equipped with 4-row keyboard — capital and small letters and complete with carrying case. A regular $24.50 value… only $16.95" (Pittsburgh Press, Dec. 7, 1940). The Cadet was frequently advertised as a youth or juvenile typewriter, often alongside the Pioneer, which was a caps only machine, and a few dollars cheaper. The two machines are otherwise identical.

The serial number on my machine likely places it to 1939. According to Richard Polt's page on Remington portables, the Cadet was manufactured from 1938 to 1940. Serial numbers for 1938 end at CB185999, which is close to the number on my machine.

Just to note, the last advertisement I found for this machine dates to Jan. 1942, in an ad placed by Eaton's in The Winnipeg Tribune.


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