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1896 Remington 6 Serial # 28644 1896 Remington 6 typewriter, Serial # 28644 Kyle Oelofse's 1896 Remington 6 typewriter. 2019-08-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Kyle Oelofse: 1896 Remington 6 Serial # 28644 I purchased this typewriter from a nice couple in Massachusetts on December 9th, 2016, after driving for at least two hours on a very dark and cold night. It came with a free pamphlet denouncing evolution and claiming that fossilized records and skeletons are all fake. Very interesting. Immediately vanished somewhere in my car.

Except for the paper table and a small spot of paint where the platen carrier attaches to the carriage, this machine is in phenomenal condition and perfect working order. It must have been rebuilt or restored at some point because, coupled with the total lack of rotten varnish, the overall condition is *too* good to be all 1896 original. A++ to the rebuilder.

Unfortunately, due to what I believe was an extremely hot (but not humid) storage environment, the paper table is flaking beyond what I can repair at this time. It has been removed, sealed in a bag, and put to the side for safekeeping. I hope to either have the paint flakes reattached or to find a replacement at some point. The frame's paint exhibits some spiderweb cracking as well, but still displays nicely.

20181011: Improved cover photo.
20190821: Added more description detail.

1896 Remington 6 #28644

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-31-2018 at 01:55AM
Last Edit: 08-21-2019 at 05:36PM


Description:

I purchased this typewriter from a nice couple in Massachusetts on December 9th, 2016, after driving for at least two hours on a very dark and cold night. It came with a free pamphlet denouncing evolution and claiming that fossilized records and skeletons are all fake. Very interesting. Immediately vanished somewhere in my car.

Except for the paper table and a small spot of paint where the platen carrier attaches to the carriage, this machine is in phenomenal condition and perfect working order. It must have been rebuilt or restored at some point because, coupled with the total lack of rotten varnish, the overall condition is *too* good to be all 1896 original. A++ to the rebuilder.

Unfortunately, due to what I believe was an extremely hot (but not humid) storage environment, the paper table is flaking beyond what I can repair at this time. It has been removed, sealed in a bag, and put to the side for safekeeping. I hope to either have the paint flakes reattached or to find a replacement at some point. The frame's paint exhibits some spiderweb cracking as well, but still displays nicely.

20181011: Improved cover photo.
20190821: Added more description detail.

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This gargantuan metal cover protects the machine from dust and accidents. It also has a handle to make it easier to carry this monster. That said, I don't use the handle out of antique handling principle.
This gargantuan metal cover protects the machine from dust and accidents. It also has a handle to make it easier to carry this monster. That said, I don't use the handle out of antique handling principle.

A primordial typewriter design - one of the many killed off by Underwood.
A primordial typewriter design - one of the many killed off by Underwood.

It has soft curves and edges all around, unlike some of its weirder competitors.
It has soft curves and edges all around, unlike some of its weirder competitors.

This machine is old enough to have typebars made of wood.
This machine is old enough to have typebars made of wood.

A large carriage covered in rods and levers. To accomplish shifting, this typewriter shift's its carriage back and forth instead of up and down.
A large carriage covered in rods and levers. To accomplish shifting, this typewriter shift's its carriage back and forth instead of up and down.

The platen can also be raised up to check one's work.
The platen can also be raised up to check one's work.

Tilting the platen further back also allows the operator to flip open the ribbon guide to clean the typeheads or otherwise service the ribbon.
Tilting the platen further back also allows the operator to flip open the ribbon guide to clean the typeheads or otherwise service the ribbon.

The big faded ribbon sits coiled on the right spool, amidst hooks and rods everywhere. This ribbon has since been replaced, and I accidentally destroyed the little ribbon tags that the main ribbon is pinned onto because the pin had disintegrated and I didn't realize that was the attachment point.
The big faded ribbon sits coiled on the right spool, amidst hooks and rods everywhere. This ribbon has since been replaced, and I accidentally destroyed the little ribbon tags that the main ribbon is pinned onto because the pin had disintegrated and I didn't realize that was the attachment point.

Quite the lucrative market.
Quite the lucrative market.

Slide the carriage over to the left and the serial is revealed at the back. The alligatoring from the heat of wherever it was stored is clearly evident here.
Slide the carriage over to the left and the serial is revealed at the back. The alligatoring from the heat of wherever it was stored is clearly evident here.

Glamour shot. It was on the market for but a year before Underwood's machine made it obsolete overnight.
Glamour shot. It was on the market for but a year before Underwood's machine made it obsolete overnight.

For 122 years old as of this writing, it still types really well!
For 122 years old as of this writing, it still types really well!

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