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1954 Remington Non Tab Portable Serial # EN152309 1954 Remington Non Tab Portable typewriter, Serial # EN152309 Tas Kyprianou's 1954 Remington Non Tab Portable typewriter. 2022-10-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1954 Remington Non Tab Portable Serial # EN152309 To me, one of the prettiest machines out there. Something about the lines and the curves and everything just makes me want to leave it out of its case on the desk behind me. It's equally beautiful to type on, light and fast, and I can't understand why these machines aren't more highly regarded. They are really easy to take apart and work on too making the purchase of an "untested' machine (as this was) a lot less of a gamble. The only drawback I can see is the "battery acid" style white marks where I assume the galvanising or whatever has begun to fail. Easily polished out though so no biggy.

1954 Remington Non Tab Portable #EN152309

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 04-10-2022 at 10:53AM
Last Edit: 10-02-2022 at 08:09AM


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To me, one of the prettiest machines out there. Something about the lines and the curves and everything just makes me want to leave it out of its case on the desk behind me. It's equally beautiful to type on, light and fast, and I can't understand why these machines aren't more highly regarded. They are really easy to take apart and work on too making the purchase of an "untested' machine (as this was) a lot less of a gamble. The only drawback I can see is the "battery acid" style white marks where I assume the galvanising or whatever has begun to fail. Easily polished out though so no biggy.

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Gave this a thorough cleaning before sending it off to its new home.
Gave this a thorough cleaning before sending it off to its new home.

Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - Bought an Everest Mod 90 after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
Notwithstanding the Linea 88 parts machine, my collection now consists of 27 typewriters.
My absolute favourite is my 1939 Royal KMM. It's both the prettiest and the nicest to type on. Until that recently came along, my Underwood Universal was winning the beauty pageant albeit whilst having a podium tussle with my Smith Corona Clipper and my Remington Non-Tab Portable. Like Bagpuss, those two are both saggy and a bit loose at the seams but I love them. Having used the Adler Universal recently, I'll admit it is my second-best typer. Effortless. My Royal Diana however is not far behind. It has a sublime touch and feel and is easily worthy of holding its own against my Blue Bird / Torpedo 18s, Hermes 3000 Mk 3, 2000, the FACIT TP1, and my other Olympia SMs. I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have collected such a beautiful bunch.



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