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The Remington De Luxe KMC

by | Mar 28, 2014 | Remington | 17 comments

The regular Remington KMC (see comparison to KMM here)

Can you find it?

The Endicator shows red when you remove the platen:

Remove the paper tray to get a clear view of the lever that activates the Endicator.
When the lever goes up, the Endicator turns red. The lever is supposed to poke through
a slot in the paper tray and into a groove in the platen (I assume). The position of
the lever can be adjusted.

Opening the back panel is a breeze:
I almost forgot about one more “deluxe” feature, the shiny feet.
These are also found on the De Luxe Remington Noiseless standard.

17 Comments

  1. Piotr Trumpiel

    This is a beast with a serious sense of purpose emanating from it. And the typeface looks very clear and easy to read.

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  2. Ton S.

    "De Luxe" is in the details. The Endicator (yay, I spotted it) and chrome feet are cool features. And who wouldn't want glossy finish over matte. Where did you find it?

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  3. Miguel Chávez

    Love the new background!

    I agree, the KMC is one mighty fine typing machine, and the DeLuxe model certainly looks fantastic! I like the typeface a lot.

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  4. rn

    I like the elliptical shift keys on this shiny beast. Might I ask what the KMC keys do?

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  5. notagain

    I miss my KMC, it's in the Lost Patrol. The deluxe features on this are dashed cool.

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  6. Miguel Chávez

    It's the "Keyboard Margin Control"… they set the left and right margins.

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  7. Anonymous

    A handsome hunk of a typewriter. :)

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  8. Bill M

    Wonderful machine. It is the first one I've seen. I noticed ads on Ebay and thought nothing of a DeLuxe being different from the KMC thinking folks used only the KMC. I really like the DeLuxe over the regular KMC and the typeface is very nice.

    I have been able to trim platens by very carefully using an Xacto razor knife held inplace on a good rest; generally someplace on the carriage. (or the easy way on the tool rest on one of the lathes at work — same result only a bit quicker). Only works if the platen rubber is still pliable though.

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  9. Don Lampert

    Thanks!, Was going to ask if the KMC was the intermediate model between the Seventeen, and the Super Riter!
    But I see in your KMC / KMM comparison, that you answer my question. But it inspired me to get both out and have a look. What I discovered was – how to get the KMC button on my Super Riter to do it's thing. I would push it and expect the margins to automatically move like on the Royals, but now I see that you need to engage the margin stop mechanism first, then move it. Doesn't then seem like so much a copy of Royals "Magic Margin", but obviously the courts did.
    I too, like the ease, and feel of the Remington's – much to my surprise, being a "Royal" kind of guy.
    Thanks for the enlightening post!!

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  10. Richard P

    Thanks for commenting.

    On the KMC model, the KMC keys on left and right immediately change the margins (if you are making the margins tighter).

    I haven't seen a Super Riter with a KMC mechanism; I thought they went back to more conventional, non-automatic margin settings on this model. (Frankly, even though the KMC, Magic Margin, etc. are fun, they can also be confusing and gimmicky.)

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  11. Unknown

    I am on the hunt for he KMC Deluxe. Just got the companion portable in the same finish. It'll be our first Remington standard. Keeping my eyes peeled! And I love the little differentiating gadgets that these designers came up with…. Like the page end-Icator. Great stuff!

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  12. Rob Bowker

    Shiny feet and a cat-flap? That's a very classy machine, are you tempted to put a groove in the platen – it shouldn't be difficult with a scalpel and a steady hand.

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  13. Richard P

    Tempted indeed. I now am friends with the guy who runs our physics workshop, a paradise of lathes, blasting cabinets, etc., etc., and he would probably help me out.

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  14. rino breebaart

    great looking machine. Am sure the action's nice too. Looks like it's got many novels in it yet…

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  15. Don Lampert

    Yes, I too thought that the Super Riters did not have KMC. On my 1955 Standard ( Super Riter looking) machine, there is no KMC key. But, on my 1950 Super Riter "radio mill" machine, there is a KMC key on the right side, that when you push, it appears that nothing happens – so I thought it was a "dead" carryover. After your post though when I got them out to check, I realized that if you move the carriage to the margin control mechanism on the bar at the back, and push and hold the KMC key, you can then drag the margin mechanism anywhere you want until you release the KMC key – then it's set. So it's semi automatic?
    Have you heard of this? Is this unique, or maybe a transitional deal right after the court case ended, before they could re-engineer fully?
    Anyway, after this post, it persuaded me to buy the Standard that I'd been thinking about for weeks, and I'm glad I did! They are nice typers.

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  16. Richard P

    Thanks. I have not heard of this before.

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