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1905 Remington 6 Serial # 142370 1905 Remington 6 typewriter, Serial # 142370 Mark Rice's 1905 Remington 6 typewriter. 2022-03-03 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Rice: 1905 Remington 6 Serial # 142370 I bought this typewriter in September 2021 off Mercari.com for $132 including tax and shipping. It needed cleaning and some repairs to be fully functional. A wooden key linkage was broken, loose 8 key and cracked hard platen. I covered the platen with heat shrink tubing. The right ribbon spool was missing, so I made my own out of a tin can and a wooden stick found outside my house. It works great now, although the type alignment could be better.

1905 Remington 6 #142370

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mark Rice (TypewriterNoob)
Created: 02-08-2022 at 05:48PM
Last Edit: 03-03-2022 at 08:58PM


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I bought this typewriter in September 2021 off Mercari.com for $132 including tax and shipping. It needed cleaning and some repairs to be fully functional. A wooden key linkage was broken, loose 8 key and cracked hard platen. I covered the platen with heat shrink tubing. The right ribbon spool was missing, so I made my own out of a tin can and a wooden stick found outside my house. It works great now, although the type alignment could be better.

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Hunter: Mark Rice (TypewriterNoob)

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I'm over 60 now, but bought my first typewriter (a 1920's Underwood) when I was a teenager for $5.00. Unfortunately, I sold it 15 years later for $5.00 because I thought it was a useless, outdated boat anchor. Fast forward 35 years and I bought a Smith Corona Tabulator at a garage sale for $5.00 to show my grandchildren what a manual typewriter is and how it works. A couple years later, I bought an Oliver No. 9 at an antique store for $54 because of its interesting design. Within a month, I had spent over $1,000 and bought 16 more typewriters from a 1905 Remington No. 6 upstrike to an electric Olivetti Praxis 48.

I'm pretty handy, so my plan is to clean and repair them. I'll keep some for my private collection and sell others to support my new typewriter addiction.



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