1927 Remington Portable #2 (Duo-Tone)
Up for sale is a beautiful Remington Portable Model 2 in a duo-tone "Ivory and Como Green". This typewriter was made in the USA in 1927. This typewriter is an impressive and uncommon color combination, and is one of my favorites. The Model #2 was the first one that Remington began to really offer in attractive duo-tone colors, but wasn't quite as common as it was for the later Model #3. In fact, this is the first duo-tone Model #2 that I have ever worked on before. This particular machine is in really great shape. Unfortunately the "Ribbon Trailer Finger Piece" (as described in the manual: https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/Remport2.PDF) on the right hand ribbon spools seems to have sheared off and is missing, however that will only functionally impact the automatic ribbon reverse ability from that side and does not impact or compromise anything else in any way. The ribbon can still be reversed manually as appropriate. One other note with this machine is that the spools sit extremely tight with the type-basket, so the shift key must be held down when extending or retracting the typebars with the "type bar raising lever" located on the right-hand side of the body. Like the other #2s, the carriage must be locked (which pushes the carriage knob inwards slightly) in order for the lid to fit on this machine to latch the case.
Aside from the missing ribbon trailer finger piece, this machine has its full functionality and can definitely be used frequently and reliably. There are definitely better ergonomically capable machines for heavy use (such as writing a novel), however this machine can definitely handle smaller writing tasks with ease despite its age.
Universal ribbons do not fit this machine, so the original metal spools will need to be re-thread when the time comes for a new ribbon, just as I have done. Keep in mind that you can use the universal ribbons sold on this site in order to re-thread the original spools.
Cosmetically, this typewriter is nearly perfect aside from a few very minor (and hardly noticeable) paint flaws. The carrying case is in good condition overall, although the leather handle was taped on one end, and so I probably don't recommend relying on carrying this machine by the handle. Most of the leather handles have long disintegrated and are missing on typewriters like this one.
If you're in the market for a really uncommon and attractive '20s art deco typewriter that can still be used frequently and reliably, then this is a really impressive machine for you.