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…

An Embassy of Ambassadors

Here’s something you don’t see every day: There are three Hermes Ambassadors in the house in house tonight. They are all 3rd-generation, representing 1964-1965, single & dual ribbon systems, standard 13″ carriage and the ever-so-slightly wider 15″ (see right). The one in the foreground and the one on the left type in Director Pica, while…