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1948 Remington Deluxe Model 5 Serial # BT1616496 1948 Remington Deluxe Model 5 typewriter, Serial # BT1616496 Gerald Ambrose's 1948 Remington Deluxe Model 5 typewriter. 2018-08-25 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Gerald Ambrose: 1948 Remington Deluxe Model 5 Serial # BT1616496 I saw this machine way back in, I think, April at one of the other antique store that I frequent.
I was interested, but not too interested, so I did not give it much thought.

Now, three months later, I had a closer look and found that it was in pretty good shape without any real issues, other than a missing/broken spring on the line space lever. The platen and feedrollers are in very good shape; the platen still has quite a bit of life in it! It even has the ribbon caps!
The storekeeper, told me that she had had a standing offer of $50 for it but the person had not taken it and she had not heard from them in some time, so I bought it.
It works very well and now the return lever spring has been replaced it is very nice to use. I also found that this machine has a 'true' tabulator, not the normal 'self starter' or 'paragraph' key!

Update - 7/22/2017 - type sample added.

Left the collection on 8/25/2018

1948 Remington Deluxe Model 5 #BT1616496

Status: Sightings
Created: 07-20-2017 at 03:56PM
Last Edit: 08-25-2018 at 07:28AM


Description:

I saw this machine way back in, I think, April at one of the other antique store that I frequent.
I was interested, but not too interested, so I did not give it much thought.

Now, three months later, I had a closer look and found that it was in pretty good shape without any real issues, other than a missing/broken spring on the line space lever. The platen and feedrollers are in very good shape; the platen still has quite a bit of life in it! It even has the ribbon caps!
The storekeeper, told me that she had had a standing offer of $50 for it but the person had not taken it and she had not heard from them in some time, so I bought it.
It works very well and now the return lever spring has been replaced it is very nice to use. I also found that this machine has a 'true' tabulator, not the normal 'self starter' or 'paragraph' key!

Update - 7/22/2017 - type sample added.

Left the collection on 8/25/2018

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Tab stops. I didn't think that these Remington Portables had them! Is it missing any?
Tab stops. I didn't think that these Remington Portables had them! Is it missing any?


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