1959 Remington Travel-Riter #TR 621713
Created: 10-02-2020 at 07:21PM
Last Edit: 10-14-2020 at 09:52PM
This Travel-Riter is in need of multiple repairs. I have deep cleaned and detailed it, replaced the ribbon. The right half of the ribbon vibrator was broken off on arrival. A loose spring was present in the case. The platen is rock hard, and the feed rollers are flat, cracked, and badly corroded. Paper advance is only possible by manually moving the paper with some effort. However, I was able to obtain a typeface sample with some tinkering and by carefully advancing the paper by hand. This may end up being a parts machine or offered to someone who can use the parts or is willing to invest in the repairs. Nevertheless, it is a handsome little machine.
Hunter: Sarah VanAllen (TipTapTypewriterSFBay)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Stuck indoors since March 2020, on pandemic furlough from my usual occupation, I've become a serious typewriter enthusiast. Once chained to a desk with a computer screen, micro-cassette tapes and a Dictafone by my side, I am now an analog devotee. I love typewriters.
My journey into typewriter hunting began in March 2020, and since acquiring my first machine, a Voss ST-24, I have now learned to recondition nearly 20 machines.
I keep careful records of each typewriter in a binder at home, collect typeface samples, photographs, and make journal entries. I love to read and now have many books on the subject. I hope to continually expand my knowledge through careful study and hands-on research. I love using typewriters in my daily life. I collect some, sell some, and have given some as gifts.
I have been inspired by others, including a famous actor, who have done the same.
In real life, at the computer keyboard, I type 100 words per minute, specializing in medical terminology for surgical pathology reports.
At home, using typewriter keyboards, I estimate my typing speed is closer to 65-80 wpm, with variable accuracy, and I am happy to be slowing down a little.
The deliberate process of writing on a typewriter has been good for my soul. Typewriting to journal has been a balm during these strange times. I hope to share my appreciation of typewriters with others and to meaningfully contribute to this wonderful database.
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