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1923 Remington Portable Serial # ND30298 1923 Remington Portable typewriter, Serial # ND30298 Brian Hammack's 1923 Remington Portable typewriter. 2020-03-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brian Hammack: 1923 Remington Portable Serial # ND30298 By serial, this seems to be a Remington Portable #1 manufacturered in September 1923. Inoovative design in raising the hammers to use and lower to store, but this model does not have a carriage return -- you manually push it back to the left then turn the knob one click to roll it up a line. This definitely slows writing progress down. Other than pocking on the roller, the only issue my machine had was that the spring (located under the hammers) for the letter S had rusted through, so had to trim a new spring to size and it's a little off so the S doesn't always lay flat -- but this doesn't seem to affect how it works.

1923 Remington Portable #ND30298

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Brian Hammack (TheMushroom)
Created: 03-13-2020 at 09:28PM
Last Edit: 03-13-2020 at 09:35PM


Description:

By serial, this seems to be a Remington Portable #1 manufacturered in September 1923. Inoovative design in raising the hammers to use and lower to store, but this model does not have a carriage return -- you manually push it back to the left then turn the knob one click to roll it up a line. This definitely slows writing progress down. Other than pocking on the roller, the only issue my machine had was that the spring (located under the hammers) for the letter S had rusted through, so had to trim a new spring to size and it's a little off so the S doesn't always lay flat -- but this doesn't seem to affect how it works.

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Raising and lowering the hammers by moving that knob on the side.
Raising and lowering the hammers by moving that knob on the side.

Top-down look at the case and machine.
Top-down look at the case and machine.

Serial. N=portable, D=September, 3=1923
Serial. N=portable, D=September, 3=1923

Hunter: Brian Hammack (TheMushroom)

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Got my first typewriter at age 4, a Tom Thumb. Got my first real typewriter at age 15, a Smith-Corona DeVille. Have been collecting typewriters since 2010 when I found a 1945 Smith-Corona Silent at an estate sale. Current count is around 12, half of them are in storage .



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