This wonderful Remington No 2 Compact portable typewriter was made in 1933 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 and top left in gold and the copy on the back that the typewriter was assembled using British labour in London from imported parts. This one has the slightly larger " Pica " typeface so types with 10 letters to the inch and has the rather unusual and rare feature of green coloured keys ( except the 1/3 rd fraction key which is black ).
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 but is generally is a very nice condition . There are some small marks in places to the paintwork and the silver chrome work is fully functional but has lost some of its original sheen. The type bars raise up and it types well . It has a cork platen which is a nice feature and is in a good condition with just some wear at one small point at the left hand edge.
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 $12.50 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 wooden carry case is in a good general condition but it does show signs of wear and age with some marks to the external and internal lining . It has the "Remington World Service " sticker on the inside of the lid and a new leather handle has been fashioned to replace the original which was lost at some point .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 1930's vintage typewriter with the pop up typebars in a wonderful shiny black enamel finish and would make a wonderful and special gift .
Delivery from our UK workrooms directly to you anywhere within Australia is included in the price . You just need to allow 5-7 working days for the delivery.