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1920 Remington 11 Serial # RL05717 1920 Remington 11 typewriter, Serial # RL05717 Robert Walker's 1920 Remington 11 typewriter. 2022-08-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Robert Walker: 1920 Remington 11 Serial # RL05717 This was an estate sale find, and the purchase included a 1942 textbook for a one-year typing course. This is by far the heaviest typewriter in my collection, weighing in at over 44 pounds, and its extra-long carriage also makes it the largest. The manufacture date is not absolutely certain. The "R" and numerical part of the serial number point to a manufacture date of 1920, but it's uncertain what the "L" might mean. Perhaps it is a code for the wide (long) carriage. Please leave a comment if you have insights/knowledge about this.

1920 Remington 11 #RL05717

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Robert Walker (walker923)
Created: 06-28-2022 at 02:51PM
Last Edit: 08-20-2022 at 08:08AM


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This was an estate sale find, and the purchase included a 1942 textbook for a one-year typing course. This is by far the heaviest typewriter in my collection, weighing in at over 44 pounds, and its extra-long carriage also makes it the largest. The manufacture date is not absolutely certain. The "R" and numerical part of the serial number point to a manufacture date of 1920, but it's uncertain what the "L" might mean. Perhaps it is a code for the wide (long) carriage. Please leave a comment if you have insights/knowledge about this.

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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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