A photographer/collector who likes analog cameras and the images film produces, while also enjoying

A photographer/collector who likes analog cameras and the images film produces, while also enjoying
A photographer/collector who likes analog cameras and the images film produces, while also enjoying the latest digital.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Remington Junior Typewriter



While waiting on some tools to get underway on the Selectric I clean and repair I thought I would introduce another of the typewriters I purchased a couple of weeks ago, all within two days.

While near a flea market I decided to stop-in.  This Remington Junior was on display in one of the booths.  It seemed a good price so I looked further.  Found that all seemed to work well except the arms that hold the paper against the front of the platen did not do so.  For some reason there was an obstruction preventing the arms from laying close to the platen.  This did not seem to be much of a problem so I haggled down the price somewhat and took the typewriter home.

I did discover that a piece on one end of the bar the arms are attached to was hitting against another piece on the typewriter.  A slight bend with the needle nose pliers quickly fixed the issue.  This typewriter has since been sitting, waiting for attention.  I shall clean it up in the near future and it should make an appealing addition.

Doesn’t appear that this model was made for very long.  Need to run down the facts about this version.



































More to come............

Definitions:
Needle Nose Pliers:
(also known as long-nose pliers, pinch-nose pliers or snipe-nose pliers) are holding pliers used by artisans, jewelry designers, electricians and other tradesmen to bend, re-position and cut wire in tight spaces.

11 comments :

  1. Yes. Thanks I have seen this link. My serial number is SD281292. Guess it would have been produced about 1940..........

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    1. July 1939 according to Remington records.

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  2. Remington portables are incredibly fine machines, and you seem to have found one in wonderful condition. I'm curious what other machines you've managed to acquire and haven't shared with us yet.

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  3. A very neat one! Congratulations!

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  4. Thanks Richard! July 1939 it is.........

    I do have other machines and will be presenting them in the coming weeks. Wanted to spread them out so I do not run out of items to post......

    We shall see what this one looks like after I clean it up. Seems like Kansas City and surrounding rural areas are a treasure trove of old typewriters, if you keep your eye out for them.

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  5. nice machine. it would have looked even better with the old style glass keys

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    1. Yes. I am not sure if this was ever made with glass keys. I believe it was manufactured to be an in expensive model, which would explain the Bakelite keys....

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  6. Now THERE is a hard typewriter to find. I enjoy the seeming contradition of the model name. I have very much enjoyed the little Remingtons and this is a good looking one! Great find.

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  7. Yes, I have not seen these around so I scooped this one up when I saw it. Now just need some time to go over it, clean it up, and see how it types........

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