Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New Remington Portable!


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The top pen is a Pilot Precise V7RT, an ugly and uncomfortable pen, but with a really nice tip and great feel.  The one on the bottom is a Pilot G-2 07, my favorite pen.  I noticed something about the ink cartridges...

My good looking and comfortable G-2 but with the needle tip of the cooler ink cartridge.

8 comments:

  1. A nice typer! From the pictures, I'd say that it is a Remington Portable No 2. The decorative curved metal on either side of the type-basket gives it away. Glad to see it is working well for you. They are great machines; the geared typebar arrangement, in my opinion, is one of the greatest innovations in typewriters. It's a shame more machines didn't make use of it. So smooth, and nearly impossible to get a sticky key. Awesome!

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    1. The serial is NL56237 which based on what I think I read in an article by Richard Polt suggested a late 1925 #1. I might have misunderstood, I read it in a hurry because I was eager to clean up the machine and begin typing with it.

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  2. Congratulations! Making a video was a good idea.

    Ken is correct, it's a no. 2. Your machine was made in March 1925, and the no. 2 replaced the no. 1 in February 1925.

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    1. Ok, so it is a super early #2 then, which is just as cool.

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  3. Fine looking hardware! I remember when the Pilot Precise came out it was something special and still a top pen. Love those flat typebars though.

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  4. And you can just see the "Home Portable" decal showing through the new paint. I really like the action but find the typing position a little upright. In that you have to look down more on what you are typing, not unlike carriage shift Imperial Good Companions.

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  5. quality post! love the paint job and the pen!

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  6. Congratz on your new machine! It's a beauty! And thanks for the video. I've never seen raising typebars in action before.

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