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1907 Remington 8 Serial # 35758 1907 Remington 8 typewriter, Serial # 35758 Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters's 1907 Remington 8 typewriter. 2018-03-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters: 1907 Remington 8 Serial # 35758 I stumbled across this Remington No.8, sharing it's shelf with numerous typewriters from other era's in a horse-stable back in December of 2013. The typewriter was caked in dust and dirt. It really did look I had come way too late to salvage this machine but still bought it for a song, knowing that the No.8 is significantly more rare than it's No.6 and No.7 equivalents. With the deal also came a turn-of-the-century Empire No.1. The machine required significant work to even remotely look like a typewriter, upon which I discovered that the typewriter doesn't have a single carriage bearing left, or the bearing braces. The typewriter therefor does not work. Other than that the machine is mechanically sound but old, and unlike most of the typewriters I own not fit for use, mainly due to the fact that the type-leavers are made of wood, and the machine in general is of very significant age. Although I normally don't like to own stuff that I can't use, I am willing to accept that this 111 year old typewriter has served it's purpose and is currently enjoying it's well-earned retirement on my shelf. Hopefully, one day I'll be able to run a few sheets of paper through it, but other than that, I conclude that this typewriter is no just an object for observation, although it is still very nice.
The typewriter was rather rusty upon first retrieval, but that was quickly removed with vinegar treatments and thorough scrubbing. The original clear-coat is failing in various areas but the decals are in great shape, including the wonderful design down by the space-bar. This up-strike typewriter still uses an extra large ribbon which is very hard to come by. Maybe one day for nostalgic reasons I'll purchase a new ribbon for it. I will have to fix the bell at some point, but other than that, this No.8 is not too shabby for it's age. And being a rare model makes it so much more worth it.

- Dirk

1907 Remington 8 #35758

Status: My Collection
Created: 03-08-2018 at 12:04AM
Last Edit: 03-08-2018 at 12:05AM


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I stumbled across this Remington No.8, sharing it's shelf with numerous typewriters from other era's in a horse-stable back in December of 2013. The typewriter was caked in dust and dirt. It really did look I had come way too late to salvage this machine but still bought it for a song, knowing that the No.8 is significantly more rare than it's No.6 and No.7 equivalents. With the deal also came a turn-of-the-century Empire No.1. The machine required significant work to even remotely look like a typewriter, upon which I discovered that the typewriter doesn't have a single carriage bearing left, or the bearing braces. The typewriter therefor does not work. Other than that the machine is mechanically sound but old, and unlike most of the typewriters I own not fit for use, mainly due to the fact that the type-leavers are made of wood, and the machine in general is of very significant age. Although I normally don't like to own stuff that I can't use, I am willing to accept that this 111 year old typewriter has served it's purpose and is currently enjoying it's well-earned retirement on my shelf. Hopefully, one day I'll be able to run a few sheets of paper through it, but other than that, I conclude that this typewriter is no just an object for observation, although it is still very nice.
The typewriter was rather rusty upon first retrieval, but that was quickly removed with vinegar treatments and thorough scrubbing. The original clear-coat is failing in various areas but the decals are in great shape, including the wonderful design down by the space-bar. This up-strike typewriter still uses an extra large ribbon which is very hard to come by. Maybe one day for nostalgic reasons I'll purchase a new ribbon for it. I will have to fix the bell at some point, but other than that, this No.8 is not too shabby for it's age. And being a rare model makes it so much more worth it.

- Dirk

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