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1960 Remington Travel-Riter DeLuxe Serial # ETR118073H 1960 Remington Travel-Riter DeLuxe typewriter, Serial # ETR118073H Gary Wann's 1960 Remington Travel-Riter DeLuxe typewriter. 2018-12-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Gary Wann: 1960 Remington Travel-Riter DeLuxe Serial # ETR118073H Remington Rand Travel-Riter Deluxe, an online auction purchase for a very low price. It came without a ribbon, but the spools were present. It looked OK from the outside but the first time I tried to feed a sheet of paper into it it just wouldn't go in. I managed to remove the platen fairly easily - remove the grub screws holding the LH and RH platen knobs, remove the grub screw on the RH side securing the platen to the platen shaft. Withdraw the full-width shaft from the platen. I then discovered one of the worse cases of feed-roller flat that I've seen so far. Nothing for it to strip all the rubber off the feed roller shaft (it just lifts out once the platen is removed) and I replaced it with a conveniently sized piece of silicon tubing. It's probably not quite the right size, so I may add a layer of heat-shrink. The 100% hard platen wasn't helping either, so a light sanding with fine wet and dry and cleaned with Platenclene. The paper feed is now acceptable, but I think it might be slipping a little left and right. Type slugs cleaned as they were fairly dirty.

Overall, a nice machine but still work in progress to improve the feel of the machine.

Assembled in Great Britain from parts of UK and Dutch Origin

1960 Remington Travel-Riter DeLuxe #ETR118073H

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-20-2018 at 06:50AM
Last Edit: 12-20-2018 at 07:28AM


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Remington Rand Travel-Riter Deluxe, an online auction purchase for a very low price. It came without a ribbon, but the spools were present. It looked OK from the outside but the first time I tried to feed a sheet of paper into it it just wouldn't go in. I managed to remove the platen fairly easily - remove the grub screws holding the LH and RH platen knobs, remove the grub screw on the RH side securing the platen to the platen shaft. Withdraw the full-width shaft from the platen. I then discovered one of the worse cases of feed-roller flat that I've seen so far. Nothing for it to strip all the rubber off the feed roller shaft (it just lifts out once the platen is removed) and I replaced it with a conveniently sized piece of silicon tubing. It's probably not quite the right size, so I may add a layer of heat-shrink. The 100% hard platen wasn't helping either, so a light sanding with fine wet and dry and cleaned with Platenclene. The paper feed is now acceptable, but I think it might be slipping a little left and right. Type slugs cleaned as they were fairly dirty.

Overall, a nice machine but still work in progress to improve the feel of the machine.

Assembled in Great Britain from parts of UK and Dutch Origin

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Note the odd 'shock absorber' for when the levers strike.  This is a replacement for the broken item, it's made out of a paper-clip and it's too thick, but it willl do until I find some thinner wire.  Does it actually do anything I wonder?
Note the odd 'shock absorber' for when the levers strike. This is a replacement for the broken item, it's made out of a paper-clip and it's too thick, but it willl do until I find some thinner wire. Does it actually do anything I wonder?

I haven't quite got my head around the ribbon reversal lever that didn't seem to rotate the spools without a ribbon.  With a ribbon fitted, the ribbon does advance.  Seems a but of a 'Heath Robinson' affair with the weak spring/lever holding the ribbon reverse lever.
I haven't quite got my head around the ribbon reversal lever that didn't seem to rotate the spools without a ribbon. With a ribbon fitted, the ribbon does advance. Seems a but of a 'Heath Robinson' affair with the weak spring/lever holding the ribbon reverse lever.


Remington Rand - Assembled in Great Britain from parts of UK and Dutch Origin
Remington Rand - Assembled in Great Britain from parts of UK and Dutch Origin




Serial Number ETR118073H
Serial Number ETR118073H

I think that I might have lucked out in getting my feed rollers replaced under warranty?
I think that I might have lucked out in getting my feed rollers replaced under warranty?

Must look up that address!
Must look up that address!

Hunter: Gary Wann (Ruyton)

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