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1932 Remington Pioneer Serial # S18606 1932 Remington Pioneer typewriter, Serial # S18606 Mark Schrad's 1932 Remington Pioneer typewriter. 2021-10-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Schrad: 1932 Remington Pioneer Serial # S18606 This was one of seven typewriters I rescued from a keychopper/jewelry maker in Blue Bell, PA, in October 2021. It was in response to an ad on Craigslist, announcing the sale of a bunch of jewelry "and some typewriters." When I got there right when the sale opened at 8am, there was already a 21-year-old scouting out the machines. When I told the seller I'd take them all, the kid bid me up! Thinking there was another typewriter collector on our hands, and there was no reason to bid up prices unnecessarily, I suggested we divide them up between ourselves. Turns out, the kid had no idea what he was doing, or even if it took paper or what sort of ink they used. So, I patiently explained the basics, and said whatever ones he didn't want, I'd take. I gave him first choice (he took a QDL and a Remington 5), EXCEPT for this Pioneer, which was labeled for sale as a "children's typewriter." I snagged it as soon as I saw it, and carried it under my arm. A thorough cleaning and a new drawband, and it works like a dream! No nonsense, no bell, no lowercase, no nothin'.

1932 Remington Pioneer #S18606

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mark Schrad (MLSchrad)
Created: 10-11-2021 at 02:22PM
Last Edit: 10-11-2021 at 02:23PM


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This was one of seven typewriters I rescued from a keychopper/jewelry maker in Blue Bell, PA, in October 2021. It was in response to an ad on Craigslist, announcing the sale of a bunch of jewelry "and some typewriters." When I got there right when the sale opened at 8am, there was already a 21-year-old scouting out the machines. When I told the seller I'd take them all, the kid bid me up! Thinking there was another typewriter collector on our hands, and there was no reason to bid up prices unnecessarily, I suggested we divide them up between ourselves. Turns out, the kid had no idea what he was doing, or even if it took paper or what sort of ink they used. So, I patiently explained the basics, and said whatever ones he didn't want, I'd take. I gave him first choice (he took a QDL and a Remington 5), EXCEPT for this Pioneer, which was labeled for sale as a "children's typewriter." I snagged it as soon as I saw it, and carried it under my arm. A thorough cleaning and a new drawband, and it works like a dream! No nonsense, no bell, no lowercase, no nothin'.

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Hunter: Mark Schrad (MLSchrad)

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Associate Professor of Political Science at Villanova University. Writes about alcohol politics, Russia, and international law when not refurbishing old typewriters.



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