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1957 Remington Quiet-Riter Serial # QR 3389713 1957 Remington Quiet-Riter typewriter, Serial # QR 3389713 James Grooms's 1957 Remington Quiet-Riter typewriter. 2024-03-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1957 Remington Quiet-Riter Serial # QR 3389713 Just another Q-R. I have had this machine for a decade plus. It was a curb find on my street. I put it back in the rotation a few weeks ago after running into a Q-R at an estate sale. Here is my story.

I passed it by with a quick glance as there were three others there of more interest for me and time was limited before the pickers were let in. So after two weekends of traffic and discounts down to 75% the lonely Q-R was like a dog in a last chance pet shelter before a slow death by needle. It was a nice machine. Very clean. No blems. With it's case and only in need of a quick service to type. Yes, as in actually type.

So for all the chatter about typewriters being used, they are largely obtained to be display queens and the Q-Rs do not make the cut. Because if this was driven primarily by the 'creative process' a typewriter of such caliber wouldn't sit around. They are robust fully functionally typers with very little in the way of quirks. However, they sit because they are esthetically not appealing to the masses. Too bad.

The text came and now the last chance dog was saved from the dumpster after a weekend at $10. She got an air dustout, A quick segment wipe/brush and a ribbon. Now I have 10 and 12 cpi dogs and this dog doesn't piss on the floor like all my Italian machines do.

1957 Remington Quiet-Riter #QR 3389713

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 02-28-2024 at 04:40PM
Last Edit: 03-02-2024 at 09:32AM


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Just another Q-R. I have had this machine for a decade plus. It was a curb find on my street. I put it back in the rotation a few weeks ago after running into a Q-R at an estate sale. Here is my story.

I passed it by with a quick glance as there were three others there of more interest for me and time was limited before the pickers were let in. So after two weekends of traffic and discounts down to 75% the lonely Q-R was like a dog in a last chance pet shelter before a slow death by needle. It was a nice machine. Very clean. No blems. With it's case and only in need of a quick service to type. Yes, as in actually type.

So for all the chatter about typewriters being used, they are largely obtained to be display queens and the Q-Rs do not make the cut. Because if this was driven primarily by the 'creative process' a typewriter of such caliber wouldn't sit around. They are robust fully functionally typers with very little in the way of quirks. However, they sit because they are esthetically not appealing to the masses. Too bad.

The text came and now the last chance dog was saved from the dumpster after a weekend at $10. She got an air dustout, A quick segment wipe/brush and a ribbon. Now I have 10 and 12 cpi dogs and this dog doesn't piss on the floor like all my Italian machines do.

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As with many, the bug is back there somewhere due to an Underwood No. 5. My grandfather was on a small town school board and used one for this. My parents had a yellow Royal Safari that I used to index card everything, including a beer can collection. Collection syndrome clue! The long dormant tic was activated when my neighbors left a Remington Quiet Riter on the curb when they moved in circa 2010, Yes a believe it or not story is next, when a Hermes 3000 comes home with the girlfriend from work for free. Yes, free! From there the addiction is full steam. And yes, I now have a No. 5. Typewriters are the perfect blend of using one's technical skills, history and functional purpose.



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