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1936 Remington Model 5 Streamline Serial # V880738 1936 Remington Model 5 Streamline typewriter, Serial # V880738 Paolo Dal Chiele's 1936 Remington Model 5 Streamline typewriter. 2023-04-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Paolo Dal Chiele: 1936 Remington Model 5 Streamline Serial # V880738 The typewriter belonged to my dear friend's grandfather's brother.
Made in US with German QWERZ keyboard, later modified by Remington Representative in Romania (Nicolae Ivanovici).
In the communist period some characters were marked to allow their identification, even if the overt evidence of the characteristic signs is unusual ( see The Lives of Others for the forensic analysis of typewriters at the time, and follow the link above to Robert Messenger's site for details ).
The typewriter has been used intensively, and has clear signs of wear on the bodywork and mechanics. However, it is now fully functional, and is pleasant to use provided you don't expect the typing speed of a Triumph Perfekt.
The right paper finger is missing, I had to rebuild the coil spring that presses the carriage scale onto the platen and also the draw band.
The typewriter will be a sort of time capsule: I have included, in addition to an original user's manual, also a text describing what I have done and how to use the typewriter, starting from how to free the carriage , changing the ribbon etc.. It is part of the memory of the family it belong, and so will hopefully be for the next generations....

1936 Remington Model 5 Streamline #V880738

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Paolo Dal Chiele (pdcox)
Created: 04-11-2023 at 06:51AM
Last Edit: 04-11-2023 at 11:15AM


Description:

The typewriter belonged to my dear friend's grandfather's brother.
Made in US with German QWERZ keyboard, later modified by Remington Representative in Romania (Nicolae Ivanovici).
In the communist period some characters were marked to allow their identification, even if the overt evidence of the characteristic signs is unusual ( see The Lives of Others for the forensic analysis of typewriters at the time, and follow the link above to Robert Messenger's site for details ).
The typewriter has been used intensively, and has clear signs of wear on the bodywork and mechanics. However, it is now fully functional, and is pleasant to use provided you don't expect the typing speed of a Triumph Perfekt.
The right paper finger is missing, I had to rebuild the coil spring that presses the carriage scale onto the platen and also the draw band.
The typewriter will be a sort of time capsule: I have included, in addition to an original user's manual, also a text describing what I have done and how to use the typewriter, starting from how to free the carriage , changing the ribbon etc.. It is part of the memory of the family it belong, and so will hopefully be for the next generations....

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Nicolae Ivanovici had a successful business in selling Remington in Romania considering that the the typewriter he sold between the two wars are  still relatively common today.
Nicolae Ivanovici had a successful business in selling Remington in Romania considering that the the typewriter he sold between the two wars are still relatively common today.

The Romanian keyboard. We will see later the corresponding  typebar modifications
The Romanian keyboard. We will see later the corresponding typebar modifications

The uneven laying of the typebars on the typebar rest affects the regularity of the writing.
The uneven laying of the typebars on the typebar rest affects the regularity of the writing.



The right side paint is worn-out  by the hand acting on the return lever
The right side paint is worn-out by the hand acting on the return lever







Letter "a" has been badly damaged in the marking process...
Letter "a" has been badly damaged in the marking process...

In case of the letter "D", the identification mark has been more clean
In case of the letter "D", the identification mark has been more clean

Same for the letter "f"...
Note the typebar tip +/5 modified to convert the keyboard to Romanian language.
Same for the letter "f"... Note the typebar tip +/5 modified to convert the keyboard to Romanian language.

"u" with identification mark, and  tip _/8 modified
"u" with identification mark, and tip _/8 modified


Letters specific of the Romanian alphabet
Letters specific of the Romanian alphabet

The typewriter as it was before...
The typewriter as it was before...

















Ready for the baths...
Ready for the baths...



Hunter: Paolo Dal Chiele (pdcox)

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Interested in historic motoring and vintage cars, I received a typewriter as a bonus when I bought and old off-road car. The previous owner had found somewhere a typewriter produced for the German army and when he sold me the car he gave me the typewriter too. As I learned later, it was a1961 Olympia SM7 Robust..
Of the typewriters I value more character than perfection, the signs that time has left and the stories - or fragments of stories - of those who used them ...



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