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1936 Remington Portable 5 Serial # V878149 1936 Remington Portable 5 typewriter, Serial # V878149 Tom Beauvais's 1936 Remington Portable 5 typewriter. 2018-08-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tom Beauvais: 1936 Remington Portable 5 Serial # V878149 Michigan antique mall purchase. A nice find at the end of a afternoon drive in southern Michigan with nice Fall colors. An excellent clean machine inside and out with a freash ribbon. Typed perfectly. This machine was produced 38,367 units after another one I had purchased this summer and sold last week. This unit has a red paper scale unlike the earlier one I had which was black.

1936 Remington Portable 5 #V878149

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tom Beauvais (TomA2Mich)
Created: 10-22-2017 at 07:42PM
Last Edit: 08-01-2018 at 06:36PM


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Michigan antique mall purchase. A nice find at the end of a afternoon drive in southern Michigan with nice Fall colors. An excellent clean machine inside and out with a freash ribbon. Typed perfectly. This machine was produced 38,367 units after another one I had purchased this summer and sold last week. This unit has a red paper scale unlike the earlier one I had which was black.

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Hunter: Tom Beauvais (TomA2Mich)

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Changed my collecting priorities to portables except the Olympia SG3 with the cyrillic keyboard and my Underwood No. 5--those beasts are too heavy. Sold my earlier typewriters to a friend. I had too many. I use carbon paper for typefaces when the machines have faint ribbons. I take photos with my Canon Powershot SX50HS (50x optical zoom and macro settings). I find it difficult doing typeface specimens since I use a Corsair K70 RGB gaming keyboard plugged into my 15-in Macbook. I got it solely for the deep key travel. I have fun hunting machines in antique malls in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.



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