This is a well preserved Remington 17 from 1939, and used often. I know exactly why we see so few in the shop and if you own one you too know as well.
These Remington 17’s are well made and don’t really break unless something catastrophic happens. I sometimes muse that these are an engineer’s typewriter. Every feature is well thought out, and when I open the machine for service each mechanism is a delight to ponder.
Seriously, our shop typewriter is a Remington 17. I’ve wanted to put it up for sale many times and Mr. Montgomery just looks at me (you know, with THAT look). I love it when one graces our shop, and this specimen is no different, just needing repair after a young person got a hold of it and maladjusted a few items.