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1947 Remington KMC Serial # J1068740 1947 Remington KMC typewriter, Serial # J1068740 Kevin Stallaert's 1947 Remington KMC typewriter. 2021-06-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Kevin Stallaert: 1947 Remington KMC Serial # J1068740 Spotted on a local ad site. Seller was close to me, so I snatched it up. He said it had belonged to his grandfather. It has some serious paint damage. The carriage can be moved freely without depressing the carriage release, so I guess some springs are detached. I can't seem to find the margin settings. KMC buttons don't do anything. Spotted some loose springs in the bottom of the machine. The keys have seen better days as well, and the plating on some of the levers is damaged. This machine weighs a lot. I hope to get it fixed. I was able to type with it (left impressions on the paper at least), and I don't know if it is the cork platen or the machine mechanism, but it is a very quiet machine.

1947 Remington KMC #J1068740

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Kevin Stallaert (KStallaert)
Created: 06-04-2021 at 07:42AM
Last Edit: 06-04-2021 at 09:58PM


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Spotted on a local ad site. Seller was close to me, so I snatched it up. He said it had belonged to his grandfather. It has some serious paint damage. The carriage can be moved freely without depressing the carriage release, so I guess some springs are detached. I can't seem to find the margin settings. KMC buttons don't do anything. Spotted some loose springs in the bottom of the machine. The keys have seen better days as well, and the plating on some of the levers is damaged. This machine weighs a lot. I hope to get it fixed. I was able to type with it (left impressions on the paper at least), and I don't know if it is the cork platen or the machine mechanism, but it is a very quiet machine.

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KMC serial number

Hunter: Kevin Stallaert (KStallaert)

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I fell into the typewriter rabbit hole due to nostalgia: I used to have a massive Olympia SG1 when I was a kid. It formed my typing habits, which is why I am called a "furious typer" by my coworkers. Came across the r/typewriters page on Reddit which rekindled my love for these wonderful machines. Lets just hope I don't start pushing screens off my desk when I reach the end of a line...



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