l941 Remington Quiet Model 1
Up for sale is a beautiful Remington Quiet Model 1 which was manufactured in 1941. This machine originally cost $59.50, which is the equivalent of $1053.08 in today’s money (adjusted for inflation). 67,309 of these machines were produced, so it is somewhat uncommon. This machine was another member of Remington’s “1941 Line” and closely resembles the Remington model 1, which was known as the “noisy noiseless” which is essentially what this machine is. The “noiseless” design is less vulnerable to jamming, however it sounds a little different from typical typewriters (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaibG9Pfr6w)
Condition-wise, this typewriter is in excellent shape both mechanically and cosmetically. The crinkle paint finish is in excellent shape, and the chrome also shines nicely. The only complaint is that the left spool cover has a slight chip- however these covers commonly go missing altogether. This typewriter does not have interchangeable spools, however universal ribbons can be used when the time comes for a new ribbon (see the following video I made for this machine on changing the ribbon: https://youtu.be/9lt3MKTCdok)
This typewriter is fully functional right down to the bell, and can definitely be used heavily and reliably. The case has some wear- as to be expected- however it still does its job as it should.
There is no manual available for this particular model, however the manual for this machine’s older bretheren can be downloaded for free here: http://www.machinesoflovinggrace.com/manuals/manual-RemingtonModel1.jpg
If you’re looking for a neat noiseless-style machine from the ‘40s that’s ready to be used heavily and reliable, then look no further.