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1948 Remington Portable 5 Serial # 623716 1948 Remington Portable 5 typewriter, Serial # 623716 Ted Munk's 1948 Remington Portable 5 typewriter. 2019-02-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ted Munk: 1948 Remington Portable 5 Serial # 623716 Sighted at MTE, but I forgot what model it was and didn't take a pic of the paper table, and the serial number has no prefix - thus I don't know what Model it is.

Clearly a late 40's, possibly very early 50's model. Anyone have an ID for it? It's outside the range of the "ALL New" portables and the 1949 model, so I'm at a loss.

Striking appearance, oddly colored keys, neat teardrop ribbon spool covers, and the drab, grey case opens to reveal stunning red snakeskin-style interior. The carriage release/platen tension release levers are also very neat. Unlike any I've seen before.

1948 Remington Portable 5 #623716

Status: Sightings
Created: 10-03-2014 at 05:06PM
Last Edit: 02-08-2019 at 01:31PM


Description:

Sighted at MTE, but I forgot what model it was and didn't take a pic of the paper table, and the serial number has no prefix - thus I don't know what Model it is.

Clearly a late 40's, possibly very early 50's model. Anyone have an ID for it? It's outside the range of the "ALL New" portables and the 1949 model, so I'm at a loss.

Striking appearance, oddly colored keys, neat teardrop ribbon spool covers, and the drab, grey case opens to reveal stunning red snakeskin-style interior. The carriage release/platen tension release levers are also very neat. Unlike any I've seen before.

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