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1930 Remington Portable 3 Serial # V278251 1930 Remington Portable 3 typewriter, Serial # V278251 Mary Echevarria's 1930 Remington Portable 3 typewriter. 2017-04-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mary Echevarria: 1930 Remington Portable 3 Serial # V278251 I cleaned up for a friend of a friend.

The typewriter has one platen knob (by design). The carriage is unlocked by pulling gently to the right on the right platen knob. Carriage is re-locked (so that it will fit in the case) by pulling forward on the carriage lock lever on the left and pushing the right platen knob in.

I recently sighted a Remington Porto-Rite in the same lovely light/dark “Orchid” color. http://typewriterdatabase.com/193x-remington-portorite.5954.typewriter

I was unable to find a manual so some of the controls were/are mysterious to me. The Remington 3 is very similar to the Remington Deluxe Junior Portable.

Is this a typewriter with set tab stops? I have not figured out how tab stops are set.

The machine is very low slung, so it needs to be on its base for typing so that the mechanics can move freely.

Serial number is stamped on the frame in back on the right.

1930 Remington Portable 3 #V278251

Status: Sightings
Created: 06-12-2016 at 01:44PM
Last Edit: 04-21-2017 at 11:42AM


Description:

I cleaned up for a friend of a friend.

The typewriter has one platen knob (by design). The carriage is unlocked by pulling gently to the right on the right platen knob. Carriage is re-locked (so that it will fit in the case) by pulling forward on the carriage lock lever on the left and pushing the right platen knob in.

I recently sighted a Remington Porto-Rite in the same lovely light/dark “Orchid” color. http://typewriterdatabase.com/193x-remington-portorite.5954.typewriter

I was unable to find a manual so some of the controls were/are mysterious to me. The Remington 3 is very similar to the Remington Deluxe Junior Portable.

Is this a typewriter with set tab stops? I have not figured out how tab stops are set.

The machine is very low slung, so it needs to be on its base for typing so that the mechanics can move freely.

Serial number is stamped on the frame in back on the right.

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Carriage lock disengaged by pulling out on right platen knob
Carriage lock disengaged by pulling out on right platen knob

Knurled line space adjuster and black carriage lock lever
Knurled line space adjuster and black carriage lock lever




serial number stamped on right base
serial number stamped on right base

Not quite sure of the function of this knob
Not quite sure of the function of this knob

Case is battered but it protected the typewriter well
Case is battered but it protected the typewriter well


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I'm a novice collector with a very small collection of mostly nonfunctional typewriters. I enjoy tinkering and repairs, so I am slowly but surely putting these typewriters back into service.



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