Remington 9: Slightly Noisier Noiseless 8, Still Pretty Great

My last Noiseless 8 post  got a lot wrong. Unbeknownst to me the machine I featured and used for that typecast was in fact a Remington 9. I will either delete or heavily re-work that Noiseless 8 post; in the meantime I thought I’d take this opportunity to write about the Remington 9, a somewhat…

1932 Remington Noiseless 8 – Pre-War Ultimate Typing Machine

I have a history with the Remington Noiseless 8, dating back to when I first contemplated buying a manual typewriter on which to teach myself proper typing technique. I now own three of these fine writing machines and consider them worthy contenders for the title of Ultimate Typing Machine (pre-War division). It’s time I reviewed…

Typewriter Goof (Possibly Gag) in “Saving Private Ryan”

Wouldn’t you think that props in a modern movie about WWII would be historically accurate? Especially when that movie is the five Oscar-winning “Saving Private Ryan,” the props in question are typewriters, and the movie stars a prominent typewriter collector such as Mr. Tom Hanks? I hadn’t watched “Saving Private Ryan” in a few years,…