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1904 Remington 6 Serial # 122182 1904 Remington 6 typewriter, Serial # 122182 Robert Walker's 1904 Remington 6 typewriter. 2022-09-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Robert Walker: 1904 Remington 6 Serial # 122182 An eBay purchase. Surprisingly, with a bit of lubrication and cleaning, I was able to get this typewriter to work, at least mostly. But it had some issues: two of the wooden key levers were broken, one key was completely missing, and the carriage frame was broken. After a couple of failed attempts to fix the carriage frame with JB Weld, I took it to a real welding shop and they made what I hope is a permanent repair. I was able to fabricate replacement wooden key levers using thin basswood cut on a scroll saw. The missing key got replaced from a parts machine (not identical, but close enough). So this old typewriter is ready to rock!

1904 Remington 6 #122182

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Robert Walker (walker923)
Created: 08-24-2022 at 02:51PM
Last Edit: 09-22-2022 at 07:25AM


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An eBay purchase. Surprisingly, with a bit of lubrication and cleaning, I was able to get this typewriter to work, at least mostly. But it had some issues: two of the wooden key levers were broken, one key was completely missing, and the carriage frame was broken. After a couple of failed attempts to fix the carriage frame with JB Weld, I took it to a real welding shop and they made what I hope is a permanent repair. I was able to fabricate replacement wooden key levers using thin basswood cut on a scroll saw. The missing key got replaced from a parts machine (not identical, but close enough). So this old typewriter is ready to rock!

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Broken carriage frame before repair.
Broken carriage frame before repair.

Photo before replacement of broken key levers for ")" and "B," and attachment of new "A" key.
Photo before replacement of broken key levers for ")" and "B," and attachment of new "A" key.

Carriage frame after spot-welded repair.
Carriage frame after spot-welded repair.

Hunter: Robert Walker (walker923)

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I bought my first typewriter in 1974 (a used 1940s Royal) as a college freshman, and my first new typewriter a couple of years later (a 197X Smith-Corona 2200) as my career goal settled into journalism. We used typewriters in newspaper work until the early 1980s, when computers took over the world of communications. My typewriters went away, My career evolved into public relations and marketing communications, but a nostalgic longing for typewriters remained. It got quenched a bit a few years ago when my older sister gave me custody of her 1967 Olympia SM-9, which she received as a high school graduation present from our parents in 1969. But I wanted to reconnect with my personal typewriter past, so I eventually obtained a 1946 Royal Quiet DeLuxe and a Smith-Corona 2200. That led me into some estate sales and the world of eBay, where other treasures awaited discovery.



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