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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
1939 Remington Portable 5

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1939 Remington Portable 5
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Status: My Collection
Created: 02-15-2017 at 09:31AM
Last Edit: 02-15-2017 at 04:06PM

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I believe this is a "streamlined" Remington Rand Model 5, judging by the database. It's a sweet (if stinky) machine that I picked up from a lady about an hour away. It types fine but the platen won't grip the paper to advance the page, at least not consistently. This isn't as nice as some of the Remington 5s I've had, but it's still a good machine.

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James Gifford
Username: giffer

I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.

1939 Remington Portable 5 Photo Gallery

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