1928 Remington Rem-Blick #KK80496
Status: My Collection
Created: 10-31-2019 at 04:40PM
Last Edit: 10-31-2019 at 04:54PM
In 1926 Remington bought the rights and production material from Blickensderfer, and this was the beginning of the short lived Rem-Blick. Production started in 1927, and ended in 1929. This example is from april 1928 (hence the double KK at the beginning of the serial number, the first K identifiying the year and the second one the month of production).
The Blickensderfers were portable machines, by size and weight, comparable with the several index typewriters that still exist, offering a full QWERTY keyboard (as in this Rem-Blick). They were slow machines, despite the "golf-ball" of types which preceded by four decades the IBM Selectrics.
Just take a look at my typewriter, she is in near mint condition, with her unblemished decal and keyboard. The wooden box is complete and the leather handle is not just simply present, it looks original too!. The felt ink roller is present too. IMHO this one was scarcely used, and looks like a ninety years old time capsule.
Hunter: Guillermo Fernandez Boan (ORTBRAKER)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Argentinian lawyer resident in Buenos Aires city.
For half a century, enthusiast typist. Now enthusiast typewriter hunter.
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