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1895 Remington 5 Serial # 30285 1895 Remington 5 typewriter, Serial # 30285 Vlastimil Novak's 1895 Remington 5 typewriter. 2018-05-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Vlastimil Novak: 1895 Remington 5 Serial # 30285 New machine in my junkyard section of collection!

I always wanted a machine from 19th century and here it is. It is bought really cheap from guy who is cleaning old attics and selling lot of stuff found in there. It is dirty, but all mouse droppings and worst layer of dirt are removed. After some light oiling it works. It is missing feed roller, but small metal rollers can handle paper feeding very well. Good thing that Remington can easily work with ordinary ribbon but escapement mechanism is really worn out and key rings are falling apart and that is why I am not going to use it very often.

About machine itself. I like the bell in the front and lever reversing whole shifting mechanism which is interesting feature. Whole looks is impresive with all lining and mighty columns. It is more piece of furniture than a tool. In comparison to my Smith Premier No.4, I found Smith more complex. Especially lifting whole Remington's carriage compared to only simple turn of Smith's one to get it into reading position. But it is really good machine, no doubt about that.

I am really impressed how everything is working after who knows how much years spent rusting who knows where. Now it is in good company of just a little younger Mr. Smith. It must be nice be after all those years with another american buddy.

1895 Remington 5 #30285

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-27-2018 at 05:55AM
Last Edit: 05-08-2018 at 09:26PM


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New machine in my junkyard section of collection!

I always wanted a machine from 19th century and here it is. It is bought really cheap from guy who is cleaning old attics and selling lot of stuff found in there. It is dirty, but all mouse droppings and worst layer of dirt are removed. After some light oiling it works. It is missing feed roller, but small metal rollers can handle paper feeding very well. Good thing that Remington can easily work with ordinary ribbon but escapement mechanism is really worn out and key rings are falling apart and that is why I am not going to use it very often.

About machine itself. I like the bell in the front and lever reversing whole shifting mechanism which is interesting feature. Whole looks is impresive with all lining and mighty columns. It is more piece of furniture than a tool. In comparison to my Smith Premier No.4, I found Smith more complex. Especially lifting whole Remington's carriage compared to only simple turn of Smith's one to get it into reading position. But it is really good machine, no doubt about that.

I am really impressed how everything is working after who knows how much years spent rusting who knows where. Now it is in good company of just a little younger Mr. Smith. It must be nice be after all those years with another american buddy.

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