1969 Remington Model 24 #CM586335
Status: My Collection
Created: 12-02-2018 at 10:00AM
Last Edit: 12-02-2018 at 10:01AM
Was a little hard to figure this one out. I assume the C in the serial number stands for Canadian? Note the sticker on the underside of ribbon cover that states "Sperry Rand Corporation Can. Rd. 1966." Could "Rd." mean redsign? Of a 1966 model? Anyway, I bought this because I'd never seen one before and then I came upon another the very next day for half the price. This model types well except several letters skip a letter space after typing. With some servicing, I hope, that will go away. This reminds me of the Incredible Hulk version of the Remington Premier. The keyset is almost underbuilt for the size of the machine, but not as severely so as say the Royal Empress, which I find feels like a small portable stuck into a behemoth of a body. I do hope I've got the model right, and of course please amend as need be.
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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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