Monday, June 4, 2018

Remington 24: Darth Vader's other typewriter

Optima M10 (more)
Remington 24


DV's helmet


This Model 24 from 1967 ...


... is essentially the same machine as this Model 17 from 1939 (more):


Let's remove the shell and see:






It's considerably more compact without that great, big shell.

But what was that about "Foldamatic construction"?— Let me illustrate. You remove 6 screws, loosen 2, and then ...





Everything is laid out on the operating table, ready for cleaning and repair.

As for the shell, I don't know who designed this beauty, but I bet Robert Messenger can tell us.



Ready for work:




Remington 24 galleries on The Typewriter Database


10 comments:

  1. Very neatly designed typewriter. I really like the way it opens for maintenance.

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  2. Ooh, looks very neat! I predict that the Fold-A-Matic feature will make these Super-Riter and later Remingtons very desirable to collectors. (:

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  3. I believe it was Carl Sundberg

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    1. Chances are good—he did a lot of work for Remington in the '60s—but I haven't confirmed it.

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  4. In the third photo of the four about folding, the typewriter takes on a sinister robotic face!

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  5. Steampunk wrapped up in Cyberpunk!

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  6. I'm not usually much for more modern machines, but those both look stunning and fun to type on.

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  7. I'm assuming the carriage lever makes an electromagnetic whoOOoosh sound.

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