The Remington Junior typewriter was made from 1914 to 1918. A three bank keyboard, it has both an uppercase and a figure shift similar to the Corona 3 portable typewriter.
This hunk of iron is a “portable” as it came with a case.
And what a case it is!
It is so funny to open a very large case, and then see a some what smallish typewriter within. This typewriter is a family heirloom and is in quite nice condition.
Initially, on first inspection, it appeared to be missing one of the paper rollers and the platen was not positioned solidly on its pivots.
I’m blessed with having my shop next to Typewriter Fever, run by Don Feldman. As a long time collector Don has seen many more machines than I may ever see. He found a Remington Junior in his collection, took a photo of the platen, and saved my customer many dollars by showing me why the platen was soooooo loose. Thanks Don!
Mostly, this babe of a typewriter really needed a good cleaning and re-oiling and a few minor adjustments. Check out the two ribbon spools in the back of the machine.
Inside the case, the typewriter is held down by a hook and wing nut on each side.
I love the purple lining of the case. Also, typewriter case latches always catch my eye.