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…

WWII Veteran: Remington KMC

And now for something a little different:   Note: I’ve since checked and the typeface is 9 CPI, which was common for Mil machines. And just for fun, here’s the typing sample I’ll be uploading to the Typewriter Database:I’m having a blast with this machine so far. It needs a little work on the margin…