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1971 Remington (Brother) 612 Serial # D1298371 1971 Remington (Brother) 612 typewriter, Serial # D1298371 Brian Goode's 1971 Remington (Brother) 612 typewriter. 2019-03-06 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brian Goode: 1971 Remington (Brother) 612 Serial # D1298371 Picked this chap up at the Goodwill today for $9. It's in pretty good shape, but it's pretty dirty inside. It turns on, the keys work and the hammers strike the ribbon, but it won't advance or return the carriage on it's own. If you nudge it along as you type it will advance, and inside I can see a wheel that looks like it's supposed to have a string or a belt on it, so hopefully replacing that it all that's needed.

Couldn't even find a picture of this model online, although it is very similar to the 611. It looks like the main difference between the two is that the 611 has a manual carriage return while the 612 has automatic carriage return.

1971 Remington (Brother) 612 #D1298371

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Brian Goode (vinylspin)
Created: 07-27-2018 at 05:01PM
Last Edit: 03-06-2019 at 07:37PM


Description:

Picked this chap up at the Goodwill today for $9. It's in pretty good shape, but it's pretty dirty inside. It turns on, the keys work and the hammers strike the ribbon, but it won't advance or return the carriage on it's own. If you nudge it along as you type it will advance, and inside I can see a wheel that looks like it's supposed to have a string or a belt on it, so hopefully replacing that it all that's needed.

Couldn't even find a picture of this model online, although it is very similar to the 611. It looks like the main difference between the two is that the 611 has a manual carriage return while the 612 has automatic carriage return.

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Note the changeable type slug on the rghtmost typebar., currently "=/+"
Note the changeable type slug on the rghtmost typebar., currently "=/+"






Hunter: Brian Goode (vinylspin)

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I am a retro post-punk meta-hipster, bassist, raconteur, techno-archivist, humorist, optimist, bon vivant and a fan of vinyl records, early 80's Japanese hi-fi gear, photography and obsolete but useful machines of all kinds. I am the proud owner of a 1970 Hermes 3000 and a 1940's Remington Rand typing desk.

I also created a typewriter image "filter" (see my avatar). It's written in Python and generates 65-character-wide images using over 1700 actual red-and-black-ribbon'd samples from my typewriter, meaning I could actually type them out myself on an 8 1/2" wide sheet of paper with 1" margins.

My dog Koa and I live in Buckeye, AZ.



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