I know, you are thinking “man, he’s going to go off on how wonderful and beauticious Remington typewriters are. . . AGAIN!”. Ha, damn straight I am. I love these machines.
This Remington desktop typewriter came to me as a tune up and the carriage would not stay put. You know, push it to the right and it ziiiips to the left. That is no way to write a novel.
Before I got to cleaning up the basics I decided to look at the escapement to make sure there was no major problem (like there would be with a Remington 17, ha!). As I exercised the type action it was just fine when ever I manually activated the escapement, just not when I typed. As I got into it, I noticed the escapement dog was frozen in place as a result of years of hardened oils. It took a little solvent and presto! The carriage was behaving like a sleeping infant, so sweet and innocent.
That was the only item other than a good cleaning and re-oiling! Take a look at the key board. This has two “dead” keys for Spanish punctuation. I love it when I get in a machine with special features. Remember that Dvorak Royal I featured earlier? What a treat!