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1939 Remington “Noisy Noiseless”

Remington made this model using a modified version of the noiseless mechanism. The mechanism looks at first glance like a regular noiseless machine, but when using it, the clatter from the typebars striking the platen is obvious.  The mechanism is adjusted for the typebars to strike like a normal typewriter does – the weights that propel the noiseless typebars are not attached.

This is designated Model 1, but it has absolutely nothing to do with the original Remington Model 1. Usually, this one is referred to as “noisy noiseless” because of the design and, well, noise. To add to the confusion, there is a Remington Rand Model 1 that has the noisy-noiseless mechanism but is less streamlined.  And to keep things interesting, there is also a Remington Quiet Model 1.

The case looks like all the other similarly aged pre-war cases I’ve seen.

This example has glossy black paint and pica type.  Serial number PD152845 making it a 1939 model.  I found it in a flea market outside Goldsboro, North Carolina in 1990.