Art Skill, Typewriter Mechanic in Vancouver BC

I just spent a much-needed weekend at Harrison Hot Springs, just east of Chilliwack, BC and not far over the border from Washington State. We visited with dear friends from White Rock, who know of my typewriter hobby and shared this recent article in the Vancouver Sun: I believe the bit about the 90-year-old guy…

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…

Remington Pioneer 4A: Meet the Spartan

And now for something a little different: presenting the 1938 Rem Rand Pioneer 4A, one of Remington’s most stripped-down, bare-bones portable typewriters made for Depression-era America. It sold new for $15.95¹ and did not come with a case:   The Pioneer 4A is Remington’s second-most bare-bones machine of all time. First prize in no-frills typing…