This wonderful Remington No 2 Compact portable typewriter was made in 1937 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 ( slightly faded ) and top left in gold and the copy on the back of the carriage 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 .
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 , matt finish to the pop up plate underneath the typebars and nice classic black coloured keys with silver chrome surrounds and off white letters and numbers .It does have some small signs of paint touch up but is generally is a very nice condition .The silver chrome work is fully functional but has lost some of its original sheen in places. The type bars raise up and it types well .
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 small marks to the external and internal lining . It still has its original leather handle although it does show some signs of wear .You can take the typewriter of the base board by just undoing 4 screws . There is the original Remington " World Service " label on the inside of the carry case lid and this typewriter comes with a small original note stating that it was purchased in January 1938 in Nottingham.
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.