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1936 Remington Portable 5 Serial # V842903 1936 Remington Portable 5 typewriter, Serial # V842903 John Munroe's 1936 Remington Portable 5 typewriter. 2018-10-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe: 1936 Remington Portable 5 Serial # V842903 "Monocle"

Fully functional but in need of a good cleaning. By far the sexiest typer I've ever laid eyes or hands on. If I had to choose only one typewriter this would be the one, hands down. Case needs TLC but is intact with inner locking mechanisms etc., except the right lock spring does't function so has to be opened manually. Not a biggie!

1936 Remington Portable 5 #V842903

Status: My Collection
Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)
Created: 05-13-2015 at 11:12PM
Last Edit: 10-22-2018 at 05:42PM


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"Monocle"

Fully functional but in need of a good cleaning. By far the sexiest typer I've ever laid eyes or hands on. If I had to choose only one typewriter this would be the one, hands down. Case needs TLC but is intact with inner locking mechanisms etc., except the right lock spring does't function so has to be opened manually. Not a biggie!

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Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)

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From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.



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