In beautiful shape. Purchased on eBay; everything works. Two quirks: typed capital letters are slightly lower; and, every once in a while, if hit a certain way, the A key gives an extra space after it's typed. Other than that, it's almost flawless.
From The Classic Typewriter Page:
"The Model Seven, the big brother of the Noiseless Portable, has a full-sized paper table, a tabulator, black plastic keytops, and a carriage return lever that is long and horizontal rather than short and vertical. My first typewriter was one of these, and I still enjoy using it. Its original price was $105, reduced to $72 by 1935. The price in 1940 was $70.75 cash or $75.75 in installments. Triple line spacing was introduced with H25728 (July 1933). Some earlier specimens have bigger feet than later ones, so they stand about 1 cm taller. Early machines also differ from later ones in some other small ways: for instance, the early machines have smaller, more rounded spacebars, and a simpler scale/cardholder in front of the platen. They may also come in cases that include a leather strap to hold the typewriter in place. There are at least two decal schemes: the one shown above, with "Remington 7 Noiseless" on the paper table, and another scheme with "Remington Noiseless" on the paper table and "Model Seven" on the front of the machine... Name variants: Monarch, Monarch 71, Smith Premier 71. The Seven was revived after the war (1945-49), with wrinkle paint and other small stylistic changes; the postwar serial numbers, H64000-H193575, are not included in the total made as listed above."
"The speedy, quiet semi-portable. Billed as a desktop typewriter, this is really somewhat of a hybrid model: it's light enough to move around yet heavy enough for office requirements at 19 pounds, 3 ounces in its case. This was a very popular model for professionals and serious writers, valued for its Noiseless feature and speed mechanism. This model can accommodate paper up to 9.5 inches wide, with a writing line of 8.2 inches. The later models appeared in Charcoal matte finish and were equipped with improved plastic key tops instead of glass key tops with metal rings."
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I'm an enthusiast, but I am not dogmatic about typewriters. I still love the Internet and my iPad. But plenty of car owners still love and ride their bicycles.
At home on my desk.
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