1933 Remington Model Sixteen
Up for sale is a really solid Remington Sixteen which was made in the USA in 1933. This typewriter is one of the smoothest-writing machines I have, however it could surely benefit from a freshly re-covered platen and feed rollers. The paper can only be fed in by engaging the paper release and pulling the paper through to the paper fingers (when the paper is on the typist's side of the platen/cylinder), at which point the paper release can be disengaged and the platen and carriage return lever can feed or move along the paper to the subsequent lines without any issues. As such, the price of this typewriter is adjusted more than enough to budget for that concern if the buyer does wish to have a more normal experience. If you are willing to wait for a month or two, I would be able to have the platen and feed rollers done, however this machine would cost about $200 more. The alternative is to remove the platen and feed rollers on your own and have them shipped to JJ Shorts & Associates for re-covering (unless you have another source or the ability to re-cover them with fresh rubber on your own). Of course, the last alternative is to continue to use the machine in its present state which is certainly possible, but not ideal.
Cosmetically, this typewriter is in impressive shape for its age, although it is certainly not perfect. The paint only has a few flaws, but largely shines like a mirror. The labels are 95% crisp and golden like new all around. The nickel plated parts do have some patina and don't shine perfectly, but it's nice to at least to show some age.
Mechanically, this typewriter is almost fully functional. Unfortunately the bell does not seem to want to ring. However aside from the bell and the feed rollers being flat, the typewriter is functional and is a really exceptionally smooth and reliable workhorse. I would definitely recommend using this typewriter heavily.
Ribbon replacement on this machine is a bit trickier, as the spools are accessed through side panels, and the spools mount vertically instead of sitting flat. Universal ribbons also do not fit this typewriter, and so the original spools must be re-thread when the time comes for a new ribbon.
This typewriter, along with other desktops are expensive to ship because of their extremely heavy weight (close to 40-50 pounds in most cases) and the large boxes that they require. If you decide to purchase a desktop typewriter, you can be assured that the expensive shipping costs will ensure that your typewriter arrives safely and in one piece. That being said, if you are local to Southeastern PA, you are welcome to pick this typewriter up and avoid the cost of shipping completely.