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
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.
Hunter: Gary Wann (Ruyton)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Retired Air Traffic Controller. Got my first typewriter from Santa when I was about 8 years old and woke my parents up at 3am as I just had to try it out when I woke up! Have had an old Imperial 58 in the family for longer than I can remember. A computer geek, but I just love the mechanics of typewriters and have started to collect a few more to keep the Imperial company!
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