1947 Remington Rand De Luxe Model 5

Check out what I picked up for a song yesterday! This is a beautiful piece of machinery and in remarkably great condition. I barely had to put any lubrication on it. With a new ribbon it’s typing like new. Someone must’ve really cared for this machine. With the exception of the pencil shavings inside that seem indicative of most typewriters of this era, it’s a wonderful machine.

According to Professor Polt, this little beauty cost $54.50 new, which is around $589 today. I really love the streamlined look of this era. It reminds me of work by the great industrial designer Raymond Loewy. I’m a fan of the Art Deco and I see hints of this in the design of machines of the 30s and 40s..

 

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