This stately Remington Model 17 wide carriage typewriter from 1952 is the king of any desk top. A recent purchase of a customer and brought in to show off and get some decades deferred TLC. Once opened up there was quite the layer of old tobacco smoke residue. There was enough tar and I had to remove the escapement assembly and use the big guns; carburetor cleaner! The machine also exhibited some shift and upper and lower case alignment problems. There are some rubber covered eccentric cams for the shift mechanism on the right side that had worn off causing the sticky shift, then both upper and lower case alignment needed adjusting.
I like the big Remington Standard machines. Well designed combined with high quality manufacturing make for a great typing experience.
This particular Monster of a Remington has double gothic type face that is 16 CPI. Very very very tiny typeface!
Also, check out the property ID label; Department of Interior – Bureau of Indian Affairs.