Remington Rand 5
Portable Typewriter

Serial No. 862216
ca 1936

Approximate Dimensions (w/o case):
12 inches wide
11 inches deep
5 inches tall

This Remington 5 portable typewriter made by the Remington Rand Company has an art deco style and is in good working condition.

Condition: Overall, I'd say this typewriter is in very good antique condition. It has a couple of scratches on the top left and a minor light scratch on the lower right front (see photos). Otherwise, the paint is in nice, glossy condition. The typewriter keys themselves are really beautiful! They are all present and in good working condition. The "q" and Backspace keys work but stick a little. Three keys are red--the Shift-Lock, Backspace, and Self-Starter (tab) keys--as is the ruler/guide.

The carriage works well; the platen is in excellent condtion. The ribbon is worn and needs to be replaced. The decals are in excellent condtion.

The case has obviously protected the typewriter over the years and is in good condtion for its age. Both sides show some wear (again, see photos). I pictured one side, but the other is in the same condition. One lock works; the other is partially missing.

Sold by DesertGold, 2018 ($130)