|Mid-1950's Remington Travel-Riter. The lever above the keys on the left reverses the ribbon. The lever on the far right locks the carriage. And that's it - no touch control, no bi-color ribbon.|
|I'm holding the ribbon core, onto which I hooked the new ribbon, slid the core over the cylindrical fitting on the ribbon platform, and hand-wound from the plastic spool.|
|Ribbon in place, and spool covers snapped on.|
|Flint hard, but otherwise unscathed platten.|
|Comparative case sizes, left to right: Skywriter, Royal Futura, Olympia SM3, Remington Travel-Writer.|
Travel typewriter? Not!
|Case swag included the unused guarantee card, manual, and touch-typing workbook|
.typospheric, and find that, indeed, Remington in 1951 built a factory in the ancient fortified city of Den Bosch (The Forest) in the Netherlands. That information gave me the excuse i needed to play with one of my favorite toys. I can get lost in Google Maps and Google Earth for hours. This morning it provided me a pleasant coffee-time journey to Holland.
|Around and about in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. The wall next to the boats is part of the original fortifications of the city.|
|Clearly-marked cylcing lanes are physically separated from those for motorized traffic.|
|And how odd - in Holland it appears to be unnecessary when cycling to look as though one had walked through the Lycra clothing racks in a bike shop and everything stuck|
|Here in the golden, rollin', hills of California, we think "old" is something built in the 1850's. But this brick building, called De Moriaan (The Moor), was built in the 1200's|
|The building was centuries old when it was included in this 1530 painting of a textile market. See the tower in the far upper right?|
|Here's a hint.|
Dat is alles voor nu!