1956 Remington Quiet-Riter
Up for sale is a nice Remington Quiet-Riter which was manufactured in 1956. This typewriter is in near mint shape, and is fully functional right down to the bell. The outside of the case has some discoloration, but that's pretty much all there is to complain about with this typewriter besides a very small chip in the paint on the left side of the typebasket cover. The tan crinkle paint ("Desert Sage") is in great shape, and makes this machine slightly more valuable since the Desert Sage paint finish was only available at an extra charge. This typewriter is an extremely smooth and reliable machine, and makes for an excellent workhorse that can be used heavily and frequently. Universal ribbons can be purchased for this machine, however keep in mind that this machine does not have interchangeable spools, so the ribbon itself must be thread into the built-in spools- thus the universal spools are never used. This process is documented in the owner's manual, which can be downloaded for free here: http://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/quietriter.pdf
You can also learn how to change the ribbon by watching the following video which is also watchable on our "how to install a typewriter ribbon" page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lt3MKTCdok&feature=youtu.be
This typewriter is on the larger size, so it doesn't make for a great traveler, however it excels in tackling heavy and frequent use. This would be a good novel-writer.