1930s Remington Rem-ette
This is a pretty depression era Remington Rem-ette typewriter. This typewriter is in stunning condition compared to other Rem-ette's that I've seen before. The key rings shine, and the other nickel-plated parts gleam. The only flaw on this typewriter is that the right hand platen knob is damaged. You can see it in the third picture. It's still sufficient for rolling in the paper, but it's something that you should obviously be aware of. In order to use the carriage return lever for spacing, the right hand platen knob needs to be pushed to the right. When the machine goes back in the case, it needs to be pushed back to the left in order to fit properly in the case. The previous owner must have forgotten to push it back for storage, and upon forcing the case down on the knob, broke the chunk off the knob. This typewriter was only was made with a single color ribbon, and has no ribbon color selector switch. This machine is rather old, and feels sort of fragile, so I would not recommend using this one heavily. It is fully functional, and can be used, but I would not want to depend on it for typing anything more than a page or two every now and then. According to Richard Polt's Remington Portable website, the Rem-ette cost $29.75 back in the day, and it was made to compete with Smith-Corona's Zephyr, which was another small, cheap portable typewriter.