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1929 Smith Premier Portable 2 Serial # V172807 1929 Smith Premier Portable 2 typewriter, Serial # V172807 Nick Winter's 1929 Smith Premier Portable 2 typewriter. 2015-11-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Nick Winter: 1929 Smith Premier Portable 2 Serial # V172807 This machine is the first of a duo of Remington Portables that were destined to break my heart. I bought this one in an atrocious state from a junk shop in Tasmania because I thought the colour was neat and it had the remnants of a shipping label stuck to the case. It was battered and scratched, and the drawband was snapped.

These being within the purview of my restoration skills, I bought it and cleaned it up. However, while the carriage now spaces and backspaces correctly, the keys don't move it and the ribbon vibrator and spool movers don't work. I have a vague idea what is wrong here, and even where the problem lies in the sequence of mechanics, but I am untalented with escapements and this will sadly remain unrepaired until I can crack the problem.

1929 Smith Premier Portable 2 #V172807

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-24-2015 at 05:35AM
Last Edit: 11-04-2015 at 08:05AM


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This machine is the first of a duo of Remington Portables that were destined to break my heart. I bought this one in an atrocious state from a junk shop in Tasmania because I thought the colour was neat and it had the remnants of a shipping label stuck to the case. It was battered and scratched, and the drawband was snapped.

These being within the purview of my restoration skills, I bought it and cleaned it up. However, while the carriage now spaces and backspaces correctly, the keys don't move it and the ribbon vibrator and spool movers don't work. I have a vague idea what is wrong here, and even where the problem lies in the sequence of mechanics, but I am untalented with escapements and this will sadly remain unrepaired until I can crack the problem.

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