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1965 Remington Monarch Serial # TY489777 1965 Remington Monarch typewriter, Serial # TY489777 Daniel Burgoyne's 1965 Remington Monarch typewriter. 2023-01-25 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Daniel Burgoyne: 1965 Remington Monarch Serial # TY489777 Photos are of the machine "as found" in Gatineau, Québec for $20. Made (assembled) in Canada. French Canadian keyboard. Pica 10 cpi typeface.

This machine is pretty clean for its age (the type slugs are super clean) and apart from a cracked right platen knob, seems in perfect order. The case would be in nice shape, were it not for the damn zipper that ripped over half its length.

Based on information found on Robert Messenger's oz.typewriter, this mechanism is simimar to the Remington Ten Forty made in the Netherlands at the Remington factory. Some Monarchs listed before this one on this database have a "Made in Holland" label on the back. This one was assembled in Canada.

My hope in getting this umpteen machine was that it would be a sister mechanism to the Blue Bird or some descendent of the Torpedo 18b. That is, it would have a fantastic typing action.

To my delight, the keys are snappy as hell and easy on the fingers. The platen is in good condition but with a white deposit. Hope it will clean up well.

As bought, the previous owner had loaded carbon film ribbon in the spools, used it once already and flipped it so the unused part of the ribbon is now sitting at the top. I even wonder, given how clean the machine is, if the owner only used carbon film ribbon in this machine. It does not have any ink deposits. There was a sheet of paper in the platen, apparently typed in 1997, in Serbian (according to Google translate), about the World Football Cup standings going into the semi-finals.

This is an all metal body, alas the ribbon cover rattles (clank, clank, clank) when typing. It is a cheaper design and construction than earlier designs, witness the frail and flappy paper rest Vee, thin as can be.

It is a fine light portable machine that was probably cheaper than the competition. It is a rare model, according to Richard Polt.

1965 Remington Monarch #TY489777

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Daniel Burgoyne (Ixzed23)
Created: 01-24-2023 at 08:49PM
Last Edit: 01-25-2023 at 04:16PM


Description:

Photos are of the machine "as found" in Gatineau, Québec for $20. Made (assembled) in Canada. French Canadian keyboard. Pica 10 cpi typeface.

This machine is pretty clean for its age (the type slugs are super clean) and apart from a cracked right platen knob, seems in perfect order. The case would be in nice shape, were it not for the damn zipper that ripped over half its length.

Based on information found on Robert Messenger's oz.typewriter, this mechanism is simimar to the Remington Ten Forty made in the Netherlands at the Remington factory. Some Monarchs listed before this one on this database have a "Made in Holland" label on the back. This one was assembled in Canada.

My hope in getting this umpteen machine was that it would be a sister mechanism to the Blue Bird or some descendent of the Torpedo 18b. That is, it would have a fantastic typing action.

To my delight, the keys are snappy as hell and easy on the fingers. The platen is in good condition but with a white deposit. Hope it will clean up well.

As bought, the previous owner had loaded carbon film ribbon in the spools, used it once already and flipped it so the unused part of the ribbon is now sitting at the top. I even wonder, given how clean the machine is, if the owner only used carbon film ribbon in this machine. It does not have any ink deposits. There was a sheet of paper in the platen, apparently typed in 1997, in Serbian (according to Google translate), about the World Football Cup standings going into the semi-finals.

This is an all metal body, alas the ribbon cover rattles (clank, clank, clank) when typing. It is a cheaper design and construction than earlier designs, witness the frail and flappy paper rest Vee, thin as can be.

It is a fine light portable machine that was probably cheaper than the competition. It is a rare model, according to Richard Polt.

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If the Vee paper rest looks a bit too shiny, it's because it is plated sheet metal.
If the Vee paper rest looks a bit too shiny, it's because it is plated sheet metal.

See how clean the slugs are "as found"? Does this machine ever had an inked fabric ribbon???
See how clean the slugs are "as found"? Does this machine ever had an inked fabric ribbon???

The 10 cpi margin scale is numbered 0 in the center and goes to 42 in both direction. The paper bail is numbered 0 to 87.
The 10 cpi margin scale is numbered 0 in the center and goes to 42 in both direction. The paper bail is numbered 0 to 87.

Half line spacing please! Yes.
The carriage return lever flips down for stowage. A left side carriage release lever is present as well as a separate lever for platen release.
Half line spacing please! Yes. The carriage return lever flips down for stowage. A left side carriage release lever is present as well as a separate lever for platen release.

Monarch by Remington.
Three position touch control lever on the face and Tab set and clear lever left of the 4th row of keys.
Monarch by Remington. Three position touch control lever on the face and Tab set and clear lever left of the 4th row of keys.

Carriage lock on the right of the face and TAB kwy and ribbon colour selector on the right side of the keyboard.
Carriage lock on the right of the face and TAB kwy and ribbon colour selector on the right side of the keyboard.

The serial number is badly stamped. It is at the very bottom of the photo, under the machine.
The serial number is badly stamped. It is at the very bottom of the photo, under the machine.


Hunter: Daniel Burgoyne (Ixzed23)

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Bonjour! I am from the region of Montreal, Quebec and moved to Ottawa, Ontario in 1992.

Amateur watchmaker and machinist, I love anything mechanical, hydraulic or electric. I have restored American and Canadian clocks and small lathes, milling machines and a jig bore.

Most of my typewriters have French Canadian QWERTY keyboards, with some exception for rare finds.



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