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This blog is about the daily activities in a busy typewriter shop. I want to share with you the many interesting people who come in here, the beautiful machines I get and most of all the great typewriter stories that people share with me!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Two Remingtons Join The Fleet

It looks like somethings missing from this machine but it's intact.

This 1940 Remington 5 is a favorite.

I like old dealer stickers on machines. Lets you know where your machines been.

This Underwood No.4 has special keys added for an accountant.

This Underwood Deluxe has a great 50's look to it.


  1. Very nice typewriters. The finger key top is great. I like the Hermes ad also. Reminds me of my latest Hermes repair.

  2. Man, how I would love to find a typewriter with a pointing finger key! How neat is that? I would love to see how this looks typed on a piece of paper.

  3. Great job on the Remingtons -- they look factory fresh!

    I have never even heard of a typewriter that types a pointing hand. That is wonderful.

    Good ads, too. I don't find "They go thunk instead of clack" to be a great selling point for the Hermes 3000, but to each his own!

    Thanks for another very entertaining update.

  4. Bill- That can't be good if that Hermes ad reminds you of your repair. When I first learned repairs I would take machines apart and lay out the pieces in order just like that Hermes ad. I still do it when I'm working with something new.

    Ken- I'll go through my scrap paper at the shop and try to find the test sheet from that No.4 and find a sample of the pointing finger. If I find it, I'll post it next week. It was cool. Thanks.

    Richard- Thanks for your generous comments. Whoever wrote the script for that Hermes ad wasn't a typewriter guy but a Madison Ave guy.

  5. I have that Hermes ad up on my wall in my typewriter room!