Typewriter Bucket List
I have a typewriter collection, which you can see to a large extent on TWDB. But a collector is never entirely satisfied, and there are several machines I’d love to find, if they are affordable and/or in restorable condition. Below is a list of such machines.
Please note that shipping many of these machines is difficult, although possible with care.
I already own a beautiful Remington 6 from 1902. I’d love to find its predecessor, the Remington 2 standard.
The Remington 2 standard is not really a rare machine: more than 100,000 were made and many have survived. However, for some reason I have not yet been able to find one, at least one that is affordable. Here is what one looks like.
The Remington 3 and 5 are wide-carriage versions, and much rarer. The Remington 4 only did capital letters and 35,000 were made, approximately. Needless to say, I’d be happy to find one of those as well!
Remington 11 adding and subtracting machine
I own a Remington Model-121 Vertical Adder, a Model-23 Bookkeeping Machine, and a Model-21 Vertical Adder. Missing from this small collection is the beautiful, and earlier, Remington 11 with Adding and Subtracting mechanism. This features the so-called “Wahl mechanism” in the front. Here is what one looks like.
I know that a few of those are around, as I’ve seen them for sale a couple of times: once in Europe, and once in the US, but too far away from me. Hopefully one if waiting form me somewhere.
VariTyper Model 160/660/720/1010
I own a small collection of Varityper-branded machines.
I’d love to find some of the “missing” models, such as the Model 1010, shown below, or models 160, 660, and 720.
I am also interested in completing my collection of Varityper shuttles (or fonts). Those are sometimes sold as “Hammond” shuttles, but they are typically not compatible with Hammond typewriters. They have a gray metal look, unlike the original black Hammond shuttles.
I own an IBM Mag Card/A, and an IBM Memory Typewriter. I’d love to find other related IBM machines, including the probably impossible to find IBM Magnetic Tape/Selectric Typewriter (known as MT72 in Europe), which came integrated in a desk! But other machines, including newer ones like the Mag Card II, the Electronic Composer, and the Mag Card Executive, interest me as well, in addition to an original Mag Card.