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1948 Remington Rand Deluxe 5 Serial # B1694623 1948 Remington Rand Deluxe 5 typewriter, Serial # B1694623 Patrick Clawson's 1948 Remington Rand Deluxe 5 typewriter. 2018-11-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Patrick Clawson: 1948 Remington Rand Deluxe 5 Serial # B1694623 One more "Magnatype" machine has returned to service. I missed one in 2010, so I couldn't let this one pass by. It seems like every delicate point in the mechanism (the escapement pawl, for instance) was broken off. The bell sounds beautiful, but there's nothing to trip the striker. Thankfully, a derelict Remette donated its complete escapement. The slugs are still hitting a little low, though, and fine-tuning is an ongoing task.

1948 Remington Rand Deluxe 5 #B1694623

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Patrick Clawson (MTCoalhopper)
Created: 11-01-2018 at 09:53AM
Last Edit: 11-01-2018 at 04:11PM


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One more "Magnatype" machine has returned to service. I missed one in 2010, so I couldn't let this one pass by. It seems like every delicate point in the mechanism (the escapement pawl, for instance) was broken off. The bell sounds beautiful, but there's nothing to trip the striker. Thankfully, a derelict Remette donated its complete escapement. The slugs are still hitting a little low, though, and fine-tuning is an ongoing task.

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This was the selling point:  6 characters per inch, 39 characters per line on letter-size paper.
This was the selling point: 6 characters per inch, 39 characters per line on letter-size paper.

All four of the Magnatype machines I've seen were produced in a two-month period, late in 1948.
All four of the Magnatype machines I've seen were produced in a two-month period, late in 1948.

Hunter: Patrick Clawson (MTCoalhopper)

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