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Remington 24: Darth Vader’s other typewriter

by | Jun 5, 2018 | Remington | 18 comments

Optima M10 (more)
Remington 24
DV’s helmet

This Model 24 from 1967 …


… is essentially the same machine as this Model 17 from 1939 (more):


Let’s remove the shell and see:




It’s considerably more compact without that great, big shell.

But what was that about “Foldamatic construction”?— Let me illustrate. You remove 6 screws, loosen 2, and then …


Everything is laid out on the operating table, ready for cleaning and repair.


As for the shell, I don’t know who designed this beauty, but I bet Robert Messenger can tell us.


Ready for work:

Remington 24 galleries on The Typewriter Database

18 Comments

  1. Bill M

    Very neatly designed typewriter. I really like the way it opens for maintenance.

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  2. Ted

    Ooh, looks very neat! I predict that the Fold-A-Matic feature will make these Super-Riter and later Remingtons very desirable to collectors. (:

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  3. David Brechbiel

    In the third photo of the four about folding, the typewriter takes on a sinister robotic face!

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  4. SteveK

    Steampunk wrapped up in Cyberpunk!

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  5. Words are Winged

    I'm not usually much for more modern machines, but those both look stunning and fun to type on.

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  6. mcfeats

    I'm assuming the carriage lever makes an electromagnetic whoOOoosh sound.

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  7. Richard P

    Chances are good—he did a lot of work for Remington in the '60s—but I haven't confirmed it.

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  8. Anonymous

    Es una máquina preciosa. un hermoso Darth Vader Typewriter!

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  9. Nick Bodemer

    I just bought one! It is absolutely wonderful, once I fixed the jamming linelock.

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  10. cfclark

    I was glad to run across this post – I now have this figured out on my '54 Super-Riter (although someone appears to have mislaid some of the relevant screws at some point) and can now see where all the eraser crumbs wound up over the past 65 years. The more I work with Remingtons, the more I appreciate their engineering and ease of service.

    That Model 24 is very 1967! In much the same vein as my '64 Royal Empress. Manufacturers definitely got creative with their big standards near the end.

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  11. Richard P

    Ha ha, yes, I see that the storm troopers in their white plastic armor would enjoy the Monica!

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