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The Typewriter Database 1946 Remington Noiseless 7 Serial # H 69517 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Paul Musgrave: 1946 Remington Noiseless 7 Serial # H 69517 Remington Noiseless Model Seven, serial number H 69517. Obtained from eBay in October 2012. This is my 11th typewriter.

This Noiseless is actually in pretty fantastic shape, and I picked it up for pretty cheap. It did not want to feed the paper when I got it (fossilized platen and feed rollers), so I gave the feed rollers a nice cleaning with rubbing alcohol and rejuvenator and sent the platen off to be recoated (J.J. Short). I installed a cotton ribbon from TTS Office Supplies (typewritertuff on eBay), and this Noiseless has performed like new ever since.

I've heard lot of Noiseless owners complain that the machine isn't all that "noiseless" and has a few mechanical issues, particularly skipping. In my humble opinion, Remington probably could have spent a few extra pennies lining the interior with sound deadening felt. It would have cut down on the sound of the parts moving on the inside of the machine, but that's neither here nor there. It is still a very quiet machine when it is properly maintained (and especially if used on a felt typewriter pad). A new platen makes all the world of difference as far as solving skipping problems. If the typebars are allowed to bounce at all on the escapement mechanism at the bottom of the type basket, it will skip. The new platen solves the problem by getting rid of the hardened, shrunken platen rubber.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Paul Musgrave:
1946 Remington Noiseless 7

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1946 Remington Noiseless 7
Serial #
H 69517

Status: My Collection
Created: 03-19-2014 at 06:59PM
Last Edit: 09-03-2016 at 05:57PM

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Remington Noiseless Model Seven, serial number H 69517. Obtained from eBay in October 2012. This is my 11th typewriter.

This Noiseless is actually in pretty fantastic shape, and I picked it up for pretty cheap. It did not want to feed the paper when I got it (fossilized platen and feed rollers), so I gave the feed rollers a nice cleaning with rubbing alcohol and rejuvenator and sent the platen off to be recoated (J.J. Short). I installed a cotton ribbon from TTS Office Supplies (typewritertuff on eBay), and this Noiseless has performed like new ever since.

I've heard lot of Noiseless owners complain that the machine isn't all that "noiseless" and has a few mechanical issues, particularly skipping. In my humble opinion, Remington probably could have spent a few extra pennies lining the interior with sound deadening felt. It would have cut down on the sound of the parts moving on the inside of the machine, but that's neither here nor there. It is still a very quiet machine when it is properly maintained (and especially if used on a felt typewriter pad). A new platen makes all the world of difference as far as solving skipping problems. If the typebars are allowed to bounce at all on the escapement mechanism at the bottom of the type basket, it will skip. The new platen solves the problem by getting rid of the hardened, shrunken platen rubber.


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