Portable typewriter of the typebar, front strike class made by the Remington Typewriter Company of New York, U.S.A. in 1923. This machine represents the first truly portable typewriter with a four-row keyboard and was a great success. It was introduced in 1920 and had little competition until Royal and Underwood portables were introduced in 1926.

This machine uses a 'folding typebar' mechanism. When the typewriter is stored in its case the typebars lie flat. Prior to typing a lever on the right-hand side of the machine is pushed to raise the typebars to an angle of about 45 degrees. From this raised position the typebars swing forward and down to strike the ink ribbon, paper and platen.

Physical Description

Metal frame finished in black sitting on wooden baseboard covered with leathercloth. Cylindrical platen. Forty-two typebars in fan configuration. For storage typebar assembly lies falt, flush with top of frame. To use, typebar assembly is raised to an angle of about 45 degrees using sliding knob on right-hand side of frame. Four-row QWERTY keyboard with 42 character keys. 'SHIFT LOCK' and 'SHIFT KEY' keys to left of keyboard, 'BACK SPACE' and 'SHIFT KEY' to right. All keys circular, cream with black lettering. Black spacebar along front of keyboard. Wooden case covered in black leathercloth. Cover fits over baseboard to which machine is attached. Metal catch and leather handle at font of case.

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