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1946 Remington Deluxe Model 5 Serial # B1296141 1946 Remington Deluxe Model 5 typewriter, Serial # B1296141 Brad Sarno's 1946 Remington Deluxe Model 5 typewriter. 2018-10-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brad Sarno: 1946 Remington Deluxe Model 5 Serial # B1296141 My first Remington typewriter. Found it today for $25 with case. It's pretty clean and works just fine. My general impression is that it's of very high build quality and nice design. The typing action is friendly and easy and the touch control has a pretty dramatic effect compared to other machines where the touch control is more subtle. It's light and quite portable. The typebars are partially gear driven, which looks pretty cool. The rubber platen is in very good shape, still quite rubbery and grippy. This one is missing those nice, shiny ribbon spool covers that I believe would have been there originally. Overall, it seems to be just a really nicely made machine with very high quality metal work and quite a bit of design refinement. This one has a pica 10-pitch typeface and it types nice and sharply on the paper. Letter alignment is quite good too, although my lower case "a" sits a little high. The "self starter" button is there instead of a real tabulator. It automatically advances by 5 spaces with each push. The small, shiny black button at the upper left of the keyboard is the margin release. Dead center is the touch control. Under the carriage return lever there's a tiny knurled cylinder "knob" that you can pull and twist for either single or double line spacing. I see that some models had chrome-ringed keys. This one had black painted keys, but much of the black paint has come off so they are beginning to look like the chrome-ringed types. The case for this one is in pretty good shape. The serial number places this one as being made in July of 1946. Thanks Richard Polt for that mfg. date specificity!

1946 Remington Deluxe Model 5 #B1296141

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-26-2014 at 09:23PM
Last Edit: 10-22-2018 at 05:23PM


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My first Remington typewriter. Found it today for $25 with case. It's pretty clean and works just fine. My general impression is that it's of very high build quality and nice design. The typing action is friendly and easy and the touch control has a pretty dramatic effect compared to other machines where the touch control is more subtle. It's light and quite portable. The typebars are partially gear driven, which looks pretty cool. The rubber platen is in very good shape, still quite rubbery and grippy. This one is missing those nice, shiny ribbon spool covers that I believe would have been there originally. Overall, it seems to be just a really nicely made machine with very high quality metal work and quite a bit of design refinement. This one has a pica 10-pitch typeface and it types nice and sharply on the paper. Letter alignment is quite good too, although my lower case "a" sits a little high. The "self starter" button is there instead of a real tabulator. It automatically advances by 5 spaces with each push. The small, shiny black button at the upper left of the keyboard is the margin release. Dead center is the touch control. Under the carriage return lever there's a tiny knurled cylinder "knob" that you can pull and twist for either single or double line spacing. I see that some models had chrome-ringed keys. This one had black painted keys, but much of the black paint has come off so they are beginning to look like the chrome-ringed types. The case for this one is in pretty good shape. The serial number places this one as being made in July of 1946. Thanks Richard Polt for that mfg. date specificity!

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I've spent my life as a mechanical and electronics tinkerer, bikes, cars, lawnmowers, appliances, cameras, audio gear, guitars, amplifiers, and pedal steel guitars. I was trained as a typist for 2 years back in the late 70's on IBM Selectric II's. At home I recall my mother having an Olympia SM3. More recently we got our daughter a typewriter for Christmas, and that somehow sparked my own personal interest in these fine and interesting machines. Now it's a habit that just won't quit. Daily searches on Craigslist, frequent trips to antique stores & malls, garage sales, etc. It's a fun and healthy addiction.



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