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1947 Remington KMC Serial # J-1072693 1947 Remington KMC typewriter, Serial # J-1072693 James Grooms's 1947 Remington KMC typewriter. 2024-06-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1947 Remington KMC Serial # J-1072693 A few bits from a 17 parts machine and this tank runs again. Nobody does overkill like Remington. For example, see the paper bail mechanism and the four position vibrator.

Remington is number one in units sold and their ad budget shows it. This, 17, Noiseless and the Quiet Riter and they are moving a lot of units.

So after a few days of typing on this, the type action is good. Not great. It is a bit heavy even on the lowest setting and I run my Royals at 3-4 for speed. This is compounded by the smallish key foot print. I think some big chunky green keys off a Standard would be a step up. So for action it gets a 8/10. KMG is a 10/10.

An interesting comparison to a 17 on touch. This has a lighter low setting and a seven position switch. I did a quick look at a Standard and a S-R and all have a lighter low setting than this. Now, none of these are serviced and in the rotation at the moment. Nevertheless, interesting that the KMC was unique of the three. I had hopes for my 17, but it was jacked up.

Controls are good, but the KMC set is not at all intuitive. Again, compared to the one hand on release and MM at same time, that is a superior set up. Then back to the touch control. Royal's dial sets the standard for fine tuning. Excellent carriage tension adjustment. 4/5 due to the touch issue. KMG 5/5.

Service 3/3. But they will improve it by adding those side panels. However, most everything is out back. KMG 3/3.

Fit and finish 3/3. Just look at the carriage platform. Maybe these guys know something about stable gun platforms? KMG 3/3

Style 2/3. Never a priority with a postwar Rem and entirely subjective anyway. Now a 1939 model would get a 4/3!!! KMG 3/3

KMC 17/21 vs KMG 21/21.

See RP's excellent write up (linked), which I mostly agree with. I just weight things toward action first and this was a KMG not a KMM.

1947 Remington KMC #J-1072693

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 06-11-2024 at 07:45PM
Last Edit: 06-13-2024 at 09:22AM


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A few bits from a 17 parts machine and this tank runs again. Nobody does overkill like Remington. For example, see the paper bail mechanism and the four position vibrator.

Remington is number one in units sold and their ad budget shows it. This, 17, Noiseless and the Quiet Riter and they are moving a lot of units.

So after a few days of typing on this, the type action is good. Not great. It is a bit heavy even on the lowest setting and I run my Royals at 3-4 for speed. This is compounded by the smallish key foot print. I think some big chunky green keys off a Standard would be a step up. So for action it gets a 8/10. KMG is a 10/10.

An interesting comparison to a 17 on touch. This has a lighter low setting and a seven position switch. I did a quick look at a Standard and a S-R and all have a lighter low setting than this. Now, none of these are serviced and in the rotation at the moment. Nevertheless, interesting that the KMC was unique of the three. I had hopes for my 17, but it was jacked up.

Controls are good, but the KMC set is not at all intuitive. Again, compared to the one hand on release and MM at same time, that is a superior set up. Then back to the touch control. Royal's dial sets the standard for fine tuning. Excellent carriage tension adjustment. 4/5 due to the touch issue. KMG 5/5.

Service 3/3. But they will improve it by adding those side panels. However, most everything is out back. KMG 3/3.

Fit and finish 3/3. Just look at the carriage platform. Maybe these guys know something about stable gun platforms? KMG 3/3

Style 2/3. Never a priority with a postwar Rem and entirely subjective anyway. Now a 1939 model would get a 4/3!!! KMG 3/3

KMC 17/21 vs KMG 21/21.

See RP's excellent write up (linked), which I mostly agree with. I just weight things toward action first and this was a KMG not a KMM.

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As with many, the bug is back there somewhere due to an Underwood No. 5. My grandfather was on a small town school board and used one for this. My parents had a yellow Royal Safari that I used to index card everything, including a beer can collection. Collection syndrome clue! The long dormant tic was activated when my neighbors left a Remington Quiet Riter on the curb when they moved in circa 2010, Yes a believe it or not story is next, when a Hermes 3000 comes home with the girlfriend from work for free. Yes, free! From there the addiction is full steam. And yes, I now have a No. 5. Typewriters are the perfect blend of using one's technical skills, history and functional purpose.



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