1970s Remstar 813 (Korea) #8162133
Created: 04-25-2013 at 06:51PM
Last Edit: 04-25-2013 at 06:51PM
The plastic-bodied Remstar is the first and only Korean-made typewriter I've ever encountered. I've seen a couple of electrics listed on ebay but not manuals. To my eyes, the Remstar is the lost twin of the Japan-made Silver Reed 500 of the 1970s. The Philippine Peso key (slashed "P") along with the Spanish "N" (used in colonial names) indicate that this Remstar was specifically manufactured for the Philippine market. This specimen was a gift my mom gave my dad; he used it in the 80s.
Hunter: Ton Sison (TonS)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
In a parallel universe, I was once the Senior Vice-President of Design (Typewriter Division) at Ing. C. Olivetti & C.,S.p.A., Ivrea, Italy. In the real universe, I'm a Chicago-based casual collector and hunter of Olivetti typewriters, and related ephemera, publications, and film sightings.
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