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…

Laser Typewriter

What’s in a name? If that name happens to be “Laser Typewriter,” I can tell that whatever it is, I will at least click on the link. ; ) At first I thought this was some sort of direct keyboard interface for turning laser printers into electric typewriters. It’s not. This is a Laser Typewriter:…

Wide Carriages

It’s a morning of musings, it seems. One search led to another, which in turn led to wandering around as one does on the Internet (so productive!), which led me to this great ad from 1913: Monarch Typewriter ad featuring wide carriage options. (1913 U. of Maine Prism Magazine Yearbook) No, this isn’t a holiday…

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…