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1940 Remington Portable 5 Serial # B87698 1940 Remington Portable 5 typewriter, Serial # B87698 Colin Fletcher's 1940 Remington Portable 5 typewriter. 2017-04-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Colin Fletcher: 1940 Remington Portable 5 Serial # B87698 Small typeface which appears to be 16 characters to the inch. Typeface specimen sample includes comparison with an Olivetti Valentine pica typeface. Difficult to type with - effortlessly cuts holes in ribbon and paper, and the type needs cleaning every second line or so. Sadly there are escapement problems and the carriage jumps consistently in several places. Nonetheless a truly beautiful machine.

1940 Remington Portable 5 #B87698

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Colin Fletcher (cfletch)
Created: 04-04-2016 at 03:18AM
Last Edit: 04-21-2017 at 11:39AM


Description:

Small typeface which appears to be 16 characters to the inch. Typeface specimen sample includes comparison with an Olivetti Valentine pica typeface. Difficult to type with - effortlessly cuts holes in ribbon and paper, and the type needs cleaning every second line or so. Sadly there are escapement problems and the carriage jumps consistently in several places. Nonetheless a truly beautiful machine.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

Remington Model 5 16 pitch showing typeface in relation to typewriter and to a pica typeface
Remington Model 5 16 pitch showing typeface in relation to typewriter and to a pica typeface

Remington Model 5 16 pitch 1940 - self starter key - advances about five spaces whenever used.
Remington Model 5 16 pitch 1940 - self starter key - advances about five spaces whenever used.

Hunter: Colin Fletcher (cfletch)

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