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1935 Remington Portable 5 Serial # V710519 1935 Remington Portable 5 typewriter, Serial # V710519 Michael Hoehne's 1935 Remington Portable 5 typewriter. 2018-10-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1935 Remington Portable 5 Serial # V710519 Brought to me by a friend because he no longer uses it. He jettisoned the mildewed case but the typewriter shows no sign of problems. The type sample is with the ribbon that was in the machine. It’s very nice and the typebars’ huge arc is mesmerizing.

The red PAR key indicates “paragraph” and it indents the writing line 5 spaces from where ever the carriage is at the time---usually used for indenting when starting a new paragraph. There is no other Tab on this machine, though the Par can be used multiple times as a sort of “speed spacer”. The next year Remington renamed this the famous “Self Starter” key.

1935 Remington Portable 5 #V710519

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Michael Hoehne (mhoehne)
Created: 10-03-2018 at 05:16PM
Last Edit: 10-04-2018 at 05:57AM


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Brought to me by a friend because he no longer uses it. He jettisoned the mildewed case but the typewriter shows no sign of problems. The type sample is with the ribbon that was in the machine. It’s very nice and the typebars’ huge arc is mesmerizing.

The red PAR key indicates “paragraph” and it indents the writing line 5 spaces from where ever the carriage is at the time---usually used for indenting when starting a new paragraph. There is no other Tab on this machine, though the Par can be used multiple times as a sort of “speed spacer”. The next year Remington renamed this the famous “Self Starter” key.

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