1950s Remington Quiet-Riter [Repainted]
This a very interesting Quiet-Riter from the 1950s. It works very well, and most definitely could withstand heavy use. It's a pleasure to use. Esthetically, however, it hold some interest. I'm almost entirely sure that this machine was repainted by its previous owner; during this time, Remington did make the Quiet-Riter model in this silver color, but there are a couple inconsistencies. The first is the nature of the color - it's a slightly green silver, reminiscent of metallic army paint, with that underlying dark green tinge. Secondly, the logos, number, and other markers normally paint onto the body of the machine are nowhere to be found, indicating that they were painting over. Even the main decal - the large "Remington" at the face of the typewriter - is painted over, an occurrence which never happens with commercially painted typewriters. The decals are almost always a different color so as to make them stand out. I must say, however, that whoever repainted this machine did a lovely job of it, and the new coat of paint is in great condition except for a small strip of residue left by a piece of tape on the top of it. The case is included, but is not in the best condition, and was obviously damaged by water at some point. However, it still serves to protect this machine and that's what matters. This typewriter world extremely well, and, while all typewriters have a degree of character, this one has it in abundance.