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1968 Remington Ten Forty Serial # AY 404302 1968 Remington Ten Forty typewriter, Serial # AY 404302 James Gifford's 1968 Remington Ten Forty typewriter. 2017-12-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1968 Remington Ten Forty Serial # AY 404302 Picked up this lovely Ten Forty from a picker I know. Every time I meet him he pretends it's the first time we've met. I was looking at it last week and I hesitated because it's scratched on the back. I went back to get it this week and he'd jacked up the price $5. I said I'd buy it at last week's price and he said, "That was last week's price. You don't like scratches, you don't buy. I don't have time." So I gave him his price and he gave me my $5 back. I guess he made his point. Pickers are interesting creatures. I know--I'm becoming one.

1968 Remington Ten Forty #AY 404302

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-16-2017 at 11:01AM
Last Edit: 12-16-2017 at 03:43PM


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Picked up this lovely Ten Forty from a picker I know. Every time I meet him he pretends it's the first time we've met. I was looking at it last week and I hesitated because it's scratched on the back. I went back to get it this week and he'd jacked up the price $5. I said I'd buy it at last week's price and he said, "That was last week's price. You don't like scratches, you don't buy. I don't have time." So I gave him his price and he gave me my $5 back. I guess he made his point. Pickers are interesting creatures. I know--I'm becoming one.

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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