1932 Remington Noiseless 8 #E11161
Created: 08-24-2016 at 03:49PM
Last Edit: 09-02-2016 at 05:39PM
I spotted this Noiseless 8 several years back, on Ebay. I believe it worked and I tried to get it... but, ended up, regrettably, losing.
But something caught my eye on this particular Noiseless 8. It had a switch on the right side of the frame.
While reading this passage (http://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/remingtonnoiseless8.html) about the Remington Noiseless 8 by Richard Polt, I remembered reading that the early Noisless 8s had a "switch/button that could turn it from a noiseless to a noisy typewriter."
According to the serial number I believe it was the 61st in production.
If you look at one of the pictures below you will see the switch that caught my attention.
I do wonder where it went....
Hunter: Gerald Ambrose (Oliver9)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I started collecting typewriters several years ago and it started with a late 1960s Smith-Corona Sterling portable that I got as a gift.
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