This lovely Remington No 2 portable typewriter was made in February 1927 in the UK from parts imported from 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 and this one has the lovely red Remington " To save time is to lengthen life " motif on the left side and the notation regarding the UK manufacturing just below the typebars. This one has the slightly larger " Pica " typeface so types with 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 black enamel gloss paint finish to its metal body .It does have some signs of paint touch up , mainly at the sides close to the spools ,but is generally is a very nice condition .The silver chrome work shows some signs of wear mainly at the left hand end of the carriage . The type bars raise up and it types well .The keys are all in a good condition and are all of a beautiful and classic vintage creme colour with chrome silver surrounds and black letters and numbers .
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.
The carry case is the standard wood with leatherette covering and is in a good general condition with some marks on the outer sides and on the internal lining and has the Remington " World Guarantee " on the inside of the lid. The original leather handle and the metal closure works well . You can take the typewriter of the base board by just undoing 4 screws .
The typewriter measures 28 cms across by 28 cms deep and 8 cms high .
This is a highly collectable working 1920's vintage typewriter with the pop up typebars in a wonderful shiny black enamel finish and would make a wonderful and special gift that makes for a great display item and can be used for small typing projects. If you are after something to do extensive typing then this may not be the best option.
Delivery anywhere within the UK is included in the price .