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…

Guess the Typewriter

Just for fun, a little brain teaser: can you guess the make and model of the typewriter in this picture? Bonus points if you can guess the year(s) of manufacture for this specific body style! I will publish the results in a follow-up post. ###

Triple Take: Japy-Hermes Regent

So what are the odds? After my post about a full-sized Patria based on the rare and elusive Hermes Regent, I come across a Japy-branded machine with all the keys, levers and buttons of a Hermes Regent (or Hermes Ambassador): I have to say, this one gets points for the original color scheme! Pity it…