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1928 Remington Portable Serial # ND80219 1928 Remington Portable typewriter, Serial # ND80219 James Gifford's 1928 Remington Portable typewriter. 2017-01-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1928 Remington Portable Serial # ND80219 This one puzzles me a bit. I'd initially thought it a Portable No 1, given that it's missing the right shift key, but the serial number shows it to be a much later production that I would have thought, and possibly (even probably) not a 1 at all. This machine sat mostly unused in someone's cottage in northern Ontario, Canada, for decades.

1928 Remington Portable #ND80219

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-14-2017 at 02:12PM
Last Edit: 01-14-2017 at 02:16PM


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This one puzzles me a bit. I'd initially thought it a Portable No 1, given that it's missing the right shift key, but the serial number shows it to be a much later production that I would have thought, and possibly (even probably) not a 1 at all. This machine sat mostly unused in someone's cottage in northern Ontario, Canada, for decades.

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No right shift key.
No right shift key.





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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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