Typewriter , 1924 Remington Portable No 1

 This wonderful Remington portable typewriter was made in March 1924 in the US and one of the most innovative features is its "pop-up" typebars which are raised for use via a side lever and lay back flat for storage.

 There is the usual Remington Portable logo on the top right in gold , the red Remington typewriter badge on the top left and " Made in USA " ( slightly faded ) at the back as well as the serial number of NL42436. This one has the slightly larger " Pica " sized font giving you 10 letters to the inch.

The typewriter is in full working order and in a generally very good condition for its age with a nice shine to the black enamel paintwork .It does have a very few small marks and signs of wear to the paintwork in paces  .The  silver chrome work is also in a nice condition for its age . The typebars rise up and it types well .The keys are all in a good condition and are all of a beautiful vintage creme colour with silver chrome surrounds and black letters and numbers  .This model has the mechanism for rolling on the platen ( roller ) by squeezing the two small silver levers at the left hand end of the carriage together .

This typewriter has been professionally cleaned ,serviced, adjusted and tested . It is in working order and is fitted with a new  ribbon so its all ready for you to start typing on . We also include a photo copy of a Remington  Portable instruction manual .

Group 1 typewriter ribbons can be purchased from us and cost £4.95 including  postage . You can purchase any manual typewriter ribbon for this machine and rewind the new ribbon onto its original metal spools you can use two tone red and black ribbons on this machine as well as other plain colours .A ribbon 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 machine comes with its original wooden case which has a black leatherette covering , metal clasp closure and original leather handle . There are some small marks , discolouration and sign of wear to the case , but it is generally in a very good condition . The closure and handle both work well . You can leave the typewriter on it's base board or take it off by unscrewing 4 screws.

The typewriter measures 26 cms across by 28 cms deep and 8 cms high . 

This is a highly collectable working and early 1920's vintage typewriter with the pop up typebars . If you are after a precision typing machine for extensive typing projects then this may not be the best option , but if you are after something special and very collectable that you can do some occasional typing on then this is a great option.

Delivery anywhere within the UK  is included in the price .