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» REMINGTON PORTABLE «



SN = V251670
REMINGTON (1930)
Ilion, NY / USA
German QWERTZ keyboard
elite 12 cpi; 100 cpl
black/red ribbon
5 pre-setable tabs
w. hard case
13 lbs ;   6 kg

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HISTORICAL REMARKS:
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Christopher L. Sholes & Carlos Glidden developed the first practical
typewriter and the patent was issued in 1868.  They became aware of a
problem  when they tried to type fast: The keys jammed. Together with
James Densmore they developed (by triel and error) the "QWERTY" key-
board arrangement to separate the most commonly used caracters to
avoid jamming ( and this layout is still in use today !!! ) The group
gave their prototype to a maker of guns, REMINGTON & SONS of Ilion,
New York. In 1874 with the slogan "Three times faster than writing!"
REMINGTON marketed the first  » Sholes & Glidden Type Writer « .  In
1878 the  » REMINGTON No.2 «  became a big success and started a new
industry ...

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