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…

Olivetti, You Make-a Me Crazy!

The Achilles Heel of the Olivetti Studio 44, Studio 45 and Olivetti 21 portables has to be the line space lever assembly. I will elaborate in a future post but for now, all you need to know is that this Olivetti Studio 45 arrived without a critical link to engage its line space lever. The…