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REMINGTON STANDARD No 7 TYPEWRITER, 1896
This machine has wooden keys and is poor condition but all the marks and transfers still remain. Its Serial Number is 159,878 so it is probably made in the early 1900's.
The type is struck on the paper from underneath so the typist cannot see what has been printed without raising the Carriage assembly. Later this method was abandoned, due to pressure of competition, and replaced by front typing where the result can be seen.
Remington was the first to make the under-typing model after purchasing the rights from the inventor Christopher Laythem Sholes in 1876. By 1882 the name Remington was a brand only, Wyckoff Seamans and Benedict were producing them and bought sole rights to make the machines 3 years later.
This machine is in working order.
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- i have got one which seems to have a combined adding machine .
.......... john gilgannon, lydney glos, 16th of February 2015
- I have a similar Remington No 7 typewriter which was in use by my grandfather up until the 1950s. He used it for correspondence. Yours seems to lack a plate at the top, bearing the Remington name. I am interested to know how unusual this model is - we have it on permanent display as a 'curiosity' in our lounge and it is a magnet for all young children who are fascinated by how it works. Perhaps we should wrap it up in cotton wool?
.......... Lynda Allen, Newhall, Derbyshire, England, 5th of November 2011