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1931 Remington Portable 5 Serial # V381480 1931 Remington Portable 5 typewriter, Serial # V381480 Brian Brumfield's 1931 Remington Portable 5 typewriter. 2015-01-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brian Brumfield: 1931 Remington Portable 5 Serial # V381480 A Frankenmachine - a green & black model 3 w/ tab, with a Model 5 paper table.

Purchased from Gabe B.

Needs a platen knob and correct paper table.

[update]
I did some superficial cleaning and dry-lube on this baby, and once the accumulated dirt was removed, it perked right up. If it had a decent ribbon on it, there would be a type sample here.

I also transplanted a knob from a basket case Monarch - but it's not the right style knob. I am still on the lookout.

I need the correct Model 3 (green) paper table for this typer and a case/bottom for it - it will not type stand-alone due to the lack of clearance underneath. Not designed to sit flush w/o feet.

I am delighted to add this green machine to my growing list of Remington portables.

1931 Remington Portable 5 #V381480

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Brian Brumfield (bsbrum)
Created: 10-26-2014 at 04:03PM
Last Edit: 01-08-2015 at 01:17PM


Description:

A Frankenmachine - a green & black model 3 w/ tab, with a Model 5 paper table.

Purchased from Gabe B.

Needs a platen knob and correct paper table.

[update]
I did some superficial cleaning and dry-lube on this baby, and once the accumulated dirt was removed, it perked right up. If it had a decent ribbon on it, there would be a type sample here.

I also transplanted a knob from a basket case Monarch - but it's not the right style knob. I am still on the lookout.

I need the correct Model 3 (green) paper table for this typer and a case/bottom for it - it will not type stand-alone due to the lack of clearance underneath. Not designed to sit flush w/o feet.

I am delighted to add this green machine to my growing list of Remington portables.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

Broken platen knob.
Broken platen knob.




Hunter: Brian Brumfield (bsbrum)

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