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1948 Remington Deluxe Model 5 Serial # B1628986 1948 Remington Deluxe Model 5 typewriter, Serial # B1628986 Patrick Clawson's 1948 Remington Deluxe Model 5 typewriter. 2018-05-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Patrick Clawson: 1948 Remington Deluxe Model 5 Serial # B1628986 This is my baby. The only flaws are cosmetic, and maybe that the tabs are fixed. No matter, though, since there is something about the action of these keys that feels right under my fingers.

As a rare self-indulgence, I bought a brown ribbon from Baco in St Louis. On cream paper, the ubiquitous Pica 10 font looks like something written in a classic movie.

Visible from close up, and only in the right light, there is a number scratched in the back cover. At some point, the previous owner marked her typewriter with her social security number. From this, I was able to identify her as something of an adventuress. Her husband was stationed in Japan during WWII, and they traveled the world, after that.

Curiously, the previously owner died in August of 2009 and I bought her Remington-Rand De Luxe Model 5 in November of the same year.

1948 Remington Deluxe Model 5 #B1628986

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-28-2018 at 08:56AM
Last Edit: 05-18-2018 at 10:30AM


Description:

This is my baby. The only flaws are cosmetic, and maybe that the tabs are fixed. No matter, though, since there is something about the action of these keys that feels right under my fingers.

As a rare self-indulgence, I bought a brown ribbon from Baco in St Louis. On cream paper, the ubiquitous Pica 10 font looks like something written in a classic movie.

Visible from close up, and only in the right light, there is a number scratched in the back cover. At some point, the previous owner marked her typewriter with her social security number. From this, I was able to identify her as something of an adventuress. Her husband was stationed in Japan during WWII, and they traveled the world, after that.

Curiously, the previously owner died in August of 2009 and I bought her Remington-Rand De Luxe Model 5 in November of the same year.

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The worst of the cosmetic blemishes is on the flip-down cover on the back of the carriage.  Many of the #5 machines I've seen are lacking this cover, in the first place.  But, look at the condition of that manufacturer decal!
The worst of the cosmetic blemishes is on the flip-down cover on the back of the carriage. Many of the #5 machines I've seen are lacking this cover, in the first place. But, look at the condition of that manufacturer decal!

There is something military about the top cover. It reminds me of a tank.  Also, it's a metal casting where the older Model 5's wear a molded plastic piece.  The two-tone paint says it's a down-to-business machine.
There is something military about the top cover. It reminds me of a tank. Also, it's a metal casting where the older Model 5's wear a molded plastic piece. The two-tone paint says it's a down-to-business machine.

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