1937 Remington Nosieless "Monarch"
Up for sale is a beautiful Remington Noiseless Portable (re-branded as Monarch) which was manufactured in the midst of the Great Depression in 1937. This typewriter is stunning condition, and is fully functional right down to the bell. The glossy black paint on this machine has few to no scratches or flaws, and shines impressively like a mirror. Even the labels are still crisp and gold, which is uncommon for a machine this old. The rubber feet on this machine are somewhat worn, and could probably be replaced anytime in the future, but it's not a necessity at this point. The rest of the rubber on this machine (platen and feed rollers) are in great shape and feed paper very well. The case is in decent shape, but has some wear which is to be expected for a original case this old. The original leather-covered handle was extremely degraded and would leave a dusty residue on your hand, so I elected to remove what was left of it so that just the metal portion of the handle remains. It's functional and can be carried normally, however obviously not the most comfortable if you're planning to carry this machine for more than a minute or two.
There's not much information available about the Monarch branding, other than a brief write-up on a desktop variant of Remington's Standard Noiseless, however the same general information still applies to this one: https://type-writer.org/?p=4254
To summarize, the American Writing Machine Company marketed and sold these Monarch-labeled but Remington-produced machines in their own 'dealerships' and were especially crucial to producing sales for Remington during the Great Depression.
I have not personally seen any other Remington Monarch portable (being this particular variant of Remington Noiseless) such as this one anywhere in person or even online, and given the scarcity of information, this is likely not a common machine- although the plain-old Remington Noiseless Portable is not particularly rare itself. Also making this machine unique is its pharmaceutical keyboard. This typewriter was likely used to write prescription labels.
This typewriter is relatively easy to use and for, and even accepts the universal ribbons that are sold on this site, once you take out the removable core in each spool. The owner's manual can be found for free here: https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/RemingtonNoiselessPortable.pdf
If you have not heard what a "noiseless typewriter" sounds like, I recommend you explore some YouTube videos that show the Remington Noiseless portable in action.
It's important to remember to return the carriage return lever to the storage position (down) to be put in the case, or else, if left in the typing position (up) when the case is closed, it will likely break.
This typewriter would not be my first recommendation for extremely heavily writing- such as a novel. However, it is a functional and smooth machine to write with, and can be used very frequently and reliably.
If you're looking for a beautiful depression-era classic that can still be used, then this is a great option.