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1950 Remington Deluxe Model 5 Serial # EB1820223 1950 Remington Deluxe Model 5 typewriter, Serial # EB1820223 Gary Wann's 1950 Remington Deluxe Model 5 typewriter. 2018-09-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Gary Wann: 1950 Remington Deluxe Model 5 Serial # EB1820223 A lovely example of the Remington Rand Deluxe Model No 5 found once again in an antique shop by my my dear wife who finally realised that I'd developed another hobby - collecting vintage typewriters. I was almost caught out when the seller asked how many I had in my collection - with my wife standing by my side!!!!!

This was a new brand to me when I purchased it, but it was in such good condition I just had to have it. I was slightly worried when testing it as the carriage would lock solid after a few characters were typed. It was a very simple fix, as the plastic ribbon spool covers were distorted and preventing the spools from turning and as soon as the ribbon became tight, the carriage refused to move any further.

Looking at pictures of this model, most seem to be missing the spool covers and I'm guessing that the early plastic covers did suffer warping when left in the sunlight and were therefore disposed of.

I had limited success in reshaping the covers using an electric fan heater, just enough to clear the ribbon spools and allow them to turn. Unfortunately, the grey paint started to flake off the covers during heating and bending. However, the typewriter works perfectly now that the spools can turn without any restriction.

A good everyday typewriter with a very nice feel to the keyboard. It only required gentle cleaning and a touch of lubricant to ease a few of the levers.

1950 Remington Deluxe Model 5 #EB1820223

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Gary Wann (Ruyton)
Created: 09-08-2018 at 07:46AM
Last Edit: 09-08-2018 at 08:20AM


Description:

A lovely example of the Remington Rand Deluxe Model No 5 found once again in an antique shop by my my dear wife who finally realised that I'd developed another hobby - collecting vintage typewriters. I was almost caught out when the seller asked how many I had in my collection - with my wife standing by my side!!!!!

This was a new brand to me when I purchased it, but it was in such good condition I just had to have it. I was slightly worried when testing it as the carriage would lock solid after a few characters were typed. It was a very simple fix, as the plastic ribbon spool covers were distorted and preventing the spools from turning and as soon as the ribbon became tight, the carriage refused to move any further.

Looking at pictures of this model, most seem to be missing the spool covers and I'm guessing that the early plastic covers did suffer warping when left in the sunlight and were therefore disposed of.

I had limited success in reshaping the covers using an electric fan heater, just enough to clear the ribbon spools and allow them to turn. Unfortunately, the grey paint started to flake off the covers during heating and bending. However, the typewriter works perfectly now that the spools can turn without any restriction.

A good everyday typewriter with a very nice feel to the keyboard. It only required gentle cleaning and a touch of lubricant to ease a few of the levers.

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Yes, the serial number is in there somewhere, almost impossible to photograph!  EB1820223 which is 1950 according to the serial number lists on the site here.
Yes, the serial number is in there somewhere, almost impossible to photograph! EB1820223 which is 1950 according to the serial number lists on the site here.

Original(?) plastic ribbon spool holders that seem to be missing on most examples.  These covers had twisted, possibly in the sunlight, and were preventing the spools from turning.  Tried to reshape them in the heat of a fan heater, partially successful as the spools now turn, but some of the paint came off the plastic.
Original(?) plastic ribbon spool holders that seem to be missing on most examples. These covers had twisted, possibly in the sunlight, and were preventing the spools from turning. Tried to reshape them in the heat of a fan heater, partially successful as the spools now turn, but some of the paint came off the plastic.


Produced in the Remington Rand factory Glasgow
Produced in the Remington Rand factory Glasgow


Unusual ribbon vibrator mechanism
Unusual ribbon vibrator mechanism

Note the paint coming off the plastic ribbon spool covers after trying to reshape them to clear the spools.
Note the paint coming off the plastic ribbon spool covers after trying to reshape them to clear the spools.

This keyboard has a lovely soft feel
This keyboard has a lovely soft feel

Ribbon colour change lever almost hidden by the 'Self Starter' key - which is actually a fixed space tab that works across the whole carriage.
Ribbon colour change lever almost hidden by the 'Self Starter' key - which is actually a fixed space tab that works across the whole carriage.

This is a quite light and compact portable machine that is a joy to use.
This is a quite light and compact portable machine that is a joy to use.

Hunter: Gary Wann (Ruyton)

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