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1937 Remington Home Portable Serial # ES212556 1937 Remington Home Portable typewriter, Serial # ES212556 Lupo Cuore's 1937 Remington Home Portable typewriter. 2022-08-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Lupo Cuore: 1937 Remington Home Portable Serial # ES212556 This one's a ShopGoodwill acquisition. A basic version of the Portable, and proudly built by British Labour in their London factory. Actually works pretty well. I bet this typewriter saw some of World War II. I suspect it came to the USA with a soldier (either during WW2, immediately after, or perhaps the soldier was a collector and got it sometime during the Cold War). Or maybe it belonged to a war bride. Who knows!

1937 Remington Home Portable #ES212556

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Lupo Cuore (WolvenHeart)
Created: 08-02-2022 at 01:35PM
Last Edit: 08-02-2022 at 03:45PM


Description:

This one's a ShopGoodwill acquisition. A basic version of the Portable, and proudly built by British Labour in their London factory. Actually works pretty well. I bet this typewriter saw some of World War II. I suspect it came to the USA with a soldier (either during WW2, immediately after, or perhaps the soldier was a collector and got it sometime during the Cold War). Or maybe it belonged to a war bride. Who knows!

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Proclaiming loudly the power of British Labour!
Proclaiming loudly the power of British Labour!

... with at least a few parts from the USA.
... with at least a few parts from the USA.

There's only one platen knob, on the right. With the knob pushed in, the return lever is disabled, and you have to advance line to line manually.  Pulled out, you can you the return lever to advance single or double spaced.
There's only one platen knob, on the right. With the knob pushed in, the return lever is disabled, and you have to advance line to line manually. Pulled out, you can you the return lever to advance single or double spaced.

On the left end of the carriage, you pull out a small knob and turn it to set the pawl to the right position for single (left) and double (right) spacing.
On the left end of the carriage, you pull out a small knob and turn it to set the pawl to the right position for single (left) and double (right) spacing.

Hunter: Lupo Cuore (WolvenHeart)

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