197X Remington Monarch 2 #1X 28 56 11
Status: My Collection
Created: 11-12-2014 at 07:02PM
Last Edit: 08-31-2016 at 10:17PM
I found this locally for a pretty low price. What had sparked my interest was the idea or suggestion out there that the general mechanism of this one is a relative or descendant of the Torpedo 20. I'm not sure how close it is, but it would make sense that perhaps some of the fundamental typing action mechanism could be connected. It's a more modern build mentality with somewhat cheaper finish work. But overall it's a fairly nice quality machine that types well.
The typing action reminds me of a Tippa. This Monarch 2 is entirely encased in a plastic shell, and it's kind of noisy as a result. But the feel is nice and the print quality is adequate. The clamshell cover fits nicely. Overall I'd say it's an OK modern compact portable with a pretty good feel and speed.
Hunter: Brad Sarno (bradsarno)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I've spent my life as a mechanical and electronics tinkerer, bikes, cars, lawnmowers, appliances, cameras, audio gear, guitars, amplifiers, and pedal steel guitars. I was trained as a typist for 2 years back in the late 70's on IBM Selectric II's. At home I recall my mother having an Olympia SM3. More recently we got our daughter a typewriter for Christmas, and that somehow sparked my own personal interest in these fine and interesting machines. Now it's a habit that just won't quit. Daily searches on Craigslist, frequent trips to antique stores & malls, garage sales, etc. It's a fun and healthy addiction.
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