Sunday, November 16, 2014

A Remington 10 from the '80s










Miguel included this report ...


... and this coded message:


If decoding Morse isn't your idea of fun, you can peek at the answer here.

If you haven't seen Miguel's meticulous, interesting, and bilingual blog, check it out.

Here's a Remington 25 (from an auction in Spain):


The styling of these Brazilian Remingtons is reminiscent of the Monpti:



And finally, here's that old Remington 10 I mentioned. No plastic here—but lots and lots of cast iron.



PS: Some followups to my previous post. WordPlay did not get the $5000 grant, but I'm sure there will be other opportunities for the typosphere to support this nonprofit — thanks to those who voted. And the Wall Street Journal article on typewriters has been delayed, supposedly until next weekend.

13 comments:

  1. Neat machine, I was about to say it reminded me of a Monpti before I scrolled down. :D

    Sorry about missing the $5K, we'll do better next time!

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  2. Thanks for mentioning my blog, Richard! That blue Remington 10 is a very nice machine in a beautiful color, I'm very glad it made it safely to your hands. And you're right, the other Remington 10 is a bear of a job! Have fun with them!

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  3. What a fine looking typewriter. I love the Mose Code message. Now I need to find out if Miquel is a ham radio operator. -.. . -... .. .-.. .-.. .- .. ....- .-- --

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    1. .- .-.. .- ... --..-- .. .----. -- -. --- - .-.-.- . I don't have the knowledge or the equipment. :(

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  4. I've never seen this plastic Remington 10 before. Looks amphibious. And I like the techno/robot typeface. Thanks for showing it, Richard.

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  5. Crikey that's a heck of a machine. I'm not sure if love the styling or not.

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  6. Yeah, The color is cool, but the styling doesn't do it for me either. I do have a Remington 10-40, and it's amazing though how strong and solid the plastics are. Didn't they call it Cycolic or something like that? One of my 80's SCM electrics had a typebar cover that looked like this one. It's good to know that the mechanics are good, and see a Brazilian made machine.

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  7. Good luck on that restoration project! Doesn't look easy, but well worth it!

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  8. Ooh, that's cool. I like the font too. I've seen this in Miguel's blog, I believe his has a camel brown color. When I first saw it, I knew it resembled something, thanks for pointing out that it's the Montpi! Curiously, Monpti has been compared to Valentine, yet, Remington 25 and Valentine do not resemble each other.

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    1. Okay, that's an honest typo, I've always known that it's MONPTI.

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  9. definitely cool! so is the presentation. thank you!

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  10. Design by Richard H.Penny for Sperry Rand, 1969: https://drive.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pdfs/USD221357.pdf

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