This wonderful Remington No 2 portable typewriter was made in 1925 in 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 in gold and this one has the lovely red Remington " To save time is to lengthen life " motif on the left side. 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 .It does have some signs of paint touch up but is generally is a very nice condition . There ar some small marks and a small dent on the right hand side of the small metal plate at the top of the carriage . The type bars raise up and it types well although there is some wear to some of the typeheads .The keys are all in a good condition and are all of a beautiful and classic vintage creme colour with chrome silver surrounds and black letters and numbers .
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 carry case is a rather more rare all metal design rather than the standard wood with leatherette covering and may well have had a military use or history . The case has a base and lid which are in a good general condition but it is now missing its handle . 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 1920's vintage typewriter with the pop up typebars in a wonderful shiny black enamel finish and would make a wonderful and special gift that makes for a great display item and can be used for small typing projects. If you are after something to do extensive typing then this may not be the best option.
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 delivery.