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1885 Remington 2 Serial # 9497 1885 Remington 2 typewriter, Serial # 9497 Erik Bruchez's 1885 Remington 2 typewriter. 2024-05-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Erik Bruchez: 1885 Remington 2 Serial # 9497 I had been looking for an affordable Remington 2, and one popped up 3.5 hours away! I went for the drive.

This is currently the oldest typewriter that I own.

As of writing, this machine has the lowest serial of the 15 Remington 2 on TWDB. About 96822 Remington 2s were made, therefore this one would be in the first 10% of production. It appears to be one of the first Standard #2 (after the Perfected #2 ended). The decal says:

THE STANDARD TYPEWRITER No 2
Manufd by E. Remington & Sons Ilion N.Y.

The bad:

- missing the paper table
- missing the wooden roller
- broken off and missing left shift key
- peeled off paint and rust on the body

The good:

- pretty low serial
- all the keys and key levers except one are intact
- some decals and pinstripes are still ok
- came with its cover

This machine is a prime candidate for restoration.

Pictures after a quick superficial cleaning. (The wooden base used for pictures does not belong to this typewriter.)

1885 Remington 2 #9497

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)
Created: 05-25-2024 at 08:12PM
Last Edit: 05-26-2024 at 09:25AM


Description:

I had been looking for an affordable Remington 2, and one popped up 3.5 hours away! I went for the drive.

This is currently the oldest typewriter that I own.

As of writing, this machine has the lowest serial of the 15 Remington 2 on TWDB. About 96822 Remington 2s were made, therefore this one would be in the first 10% of production. It appears to be one of the first Standard #2 (after the Perfected #2 ended). The decal says:

THE STANDARD TYPEWRITER No 2
Manufd by E. Remington & Sons Ilion N.Y.

The bad:

- missing the paper table
- missing the wooden roller
- broken off and missing left shift key
- peeled off paint and rust on the body

The good:

- pretty low serial
- all the keys and key levers except one are intact
- some decals and pinstripes are still ok
- came with its cover

This machine is a prime candidate for restoration.

Pictures after a quick superficial cleaning. (The wooden base used for pictures does not belong to this typewriter.)

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I started collecting my first pre-WW2 standard typewriters in 2017. Since then I have added a few machines to my collection, which now ranges from the 1890s to the 1980s. As of 2020, I have more big standard (desktop) typewriters than portables, and a few standard electrics.



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