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The Typewriter Database 1964 Remington (Torpedo) 18b Serial # 1318917 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Rosenzweig: 1964 Remington (Torpedo) 18b Serial # 1318917 Last model made at Torpedo factory in Frankfurt, Germany, before production was moved to Holland. Serial number indicates typewriter was made in 1964, the last year the factory was operating. Has cursive type. Because the "descenders" of some of the cursive characters are long and would hit the red portion of a red/black ribbon, the ribbon selector only has black and stencil settings. There's an uncolored dot where red ordinarily would go and a metal piece blocks the selector lever from going down to that position. While body is metal, the ribbon cover and sliding paper guide are plastic, presumably to cut costs. Remington touches include keytop style (white tops on dark gray bases) instead of solid-color as on Torpedo, and carriage return lever shape.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Rosenzweig:
1964 Remington (Torpedo) 18b

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1964 Remington (Torpedo) 18b
Serial #
1318917

Status: My Collection
Created: 03-13-2014 at 01:22PM
Last Edit: 03-13-2014 at 01:22PM

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Description:

Last model made at Torpedo factory in Frankfurt, Germany, before production was moved to Holland. Serial number indicates typewriter was made in 1964, the last year the factory was operating. Has cursive type. Because the "descenders" of some of the cursive characters are long and would hit the red portion of a red/black ribbon, the ribbon selector only has black and stencil settings. There's an uncolored dot where red ordinarily would go and a metal piece blocks the selector lever from going down to that position. While body is metal, the ribbon cover and sliding paper guide are plastic, presumably to cut costs. Remington touches include keytop style (white tops on dark gray bases) instead of solid-color as on Torpedo, and carriage return lever shape.


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Mark Rosenzweig
Username: MarkR

I have collected typewriters since the early 1970s. My first collectible machine was a Mignon, but I also had everyday typers then, first a Voss ST-24 and an Olivetti Praxis 48, and then a Hermes 3000 and a Hermes 10. Over the last decade or so, I've turned my focus from early machines (Lambert, Blickensderfer, Hammond, Smith-Premier, etc.) to portables.

Besides typewriters, I also am avid about Studebakers, and have had a 1964 Studebaker GT Hawk since 1979.