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A date with my first love

by | Oct 25, 2020 | Noiseless, Remington | 14 comments

 

New rubber on the back feed rollers:
The front feed rollers were recovered  with several layers of shrink tubing:

The felt pads on the feet make the typewriter grip the rough surface of my typing pad very firmly.

1: escapement trip adjustment screw and  nut
2: motion adjustment (vertical alignment)
3. lever leading to the margin stop — when it’s too bent, the stop won’t protrude enough and the carriage may not stop at the left margin

Polishing the paper table. 
(In the background is my new typewriter screwdriver set from Chapman Mfg.)

The paper guide was sliding around too much, so I just stuck a strip of felt under it to create more friction. You can also see a replacement for the fragile spring that connects to the bell trip.

I feel I have finally worked on this typewriter enough that I deserve to put my own repair shop sticker on it, across from the Berkeley Typewriter Co. ticker from April 1958. (Berkeley Typewriter, founded in 1936, is one year older than this typewriter.)

14 Comments

  1. Ted

    Sweet Seven! Lordy, tho – what's all that cracked rubber in the back above the tab rack? :O

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  2. Bill M

    Nice work on the typewriter.
    It is nice to know all the things you did in case of coming across similar with other Noiseless repairs.

    Are the blades on the Chapman set thin enough for all the metric as well as inch screw slots? I found many of the ones from Grace need ground thinner except for the pistol sets. The Winchester set looks much like Chapman, but the blades are too thick for many screws.

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  3. Richard P

    You know, I really don't know the function of that rubber. It extends just above the tab rack. Protects the paper table from getting scratched by the tab stops, maybe?

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  4. Richard P

    I haven't tried the Chapman set on more than just a couple of screws so far, but I suspect their blades may have the same limitations.

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  5. DonN

    I have a '35 and '36 Model One, which from what I can see is the same machine as yours, but isn't called Noiseless. Comparing noise between my '49 Model 7 and these, I find no perceptible difference. In any case, I consider these about the most beautiful and best constructed typewriters of all I have owned, and I find the typing experience on them to be very good insofar as I seem to make fewer mistakes when typing on them. They are truly unique!

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  6. Richard P

    It’s fascinating to track all the variations of the Remington Noiseless design. I assume your machines are Remington Model 1’s — not to be confused with the Remington Rand Model 1, which is a “noisy noiseless”!

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  7. LudditeDave

    Excellent photos; nice write-up.

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  8. MTCoalhopper

    As much as I praise my '48 DeLuxe 5, it is SO noisy in the silence of a morning! My '48 RN7 (with crinkle paint) is the machine that lives on the side table, next to my computer, ready to go at a moment's notice. Tick-tick-tick instead of Whack-whack-whack. Every typewriter lover should have of of these. Was there ever a bad year for Noiseless Seven production?

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  9. Richard P

    In my experience, they all seem to be manufactured to the same standards — and have the same quirks that are inherent to the mechanical design. For instance, a tendency to skip (especially with keys on the left end of the keyboard) unless the escapement is adjusted properly and you type with a light staccato touch.

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  10. Ted

    maybe – it's not something I've seen before.. odd. :D

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  11. DonN

    My two are the Rem Rands, Noisy Noiseless type. But they are no really noisier than the Model 7. So is the 7 also a Noisy Noiseless?

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