This wonderful shiny two tone green enamel Remington portable No 2 typewriter was made in the USA in 1930 and has raised typebars for typing which fold down when not in use. This compact model and design was one of the earliest portables on the market. This one is in good working order , types well for it's age and has the traditional dark creme coloured keys with silver chrome surrounds and the letters and numbers in black . The " Remington " logo is on the carriage in gold as well as on the back . There are some minor marks and small chips to the enamel paintwork mainly on the front bar at the two corner edges, on the left and right sides just next to the ribbon spools and low down at the back in two spots where the case has rubbed over the years . Please note there may be some colour reflection from the vintage wall map behind.The silver chrome work is in a good functional condition with just some minor fading and some signs of wear in places.
The typewriter measures 25 cms wide by 30 cms deep by 8 cms high and is 13 cms high when the typebars are up. It comes with a wooden case which is sound but showing signs of wear to the covering in places . The clip to close the cases works , but the original leather handle is now missing and we have fashioned a new handle form black barathea ribbon to ensure that the carry case is functional and can be used. It still has the original Remington " World Service " note on the inside of the lid although some of the note is now missing .You can easily take the typewriter off ot's baseboard if you wish by undoing the 4 screws.
We have given it a clean , service , adjusted and tested it as well as fitting a new black ribbon. Please note that if you are wanting to do extensive precision typing then this may not be the best option for you . If however you are after something classic and special on which to do occasional typing then this is a lovely option.
Group 1 typewriter ribbons can be purchased from many online suppliers or we can supply you with new ribbons when required .You would then rewind the new ribbon onto the existing metal spools in this typewriter . Ribbons cost £4.95 including postage and will last you a long time . To give you an idea , in an office environment with someone using a typewriter professionally a ribbon would have lasted them around three months.
This is a fabulous working 1930's vintage typewriter in a rarer two tone colour enamel finish and a nice portable size. We also include a photo copy of an original instruction manual.
Delivery anywhere within the UK is included in the price .