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The Existential Pleasures of a Remington Portable #1

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  1. Richard P says:

    Well stated. It is indeed satisfying to get to understand just how our device work. My forthcoming book includes a section on the maker-typewriter connection.

  2. Spazmelda says:

    I also have a portable Remington with that same ribbon mechanism. It was actually one of the first things I figured out about the machine, as when I got mine the ribbon was not switching properly. I was enchanted by the mechanism and kept going on to my husband about how ‘clever’ it was. 🙂

    • sottovoce says:

      All it takes is one clever little thing like that, and then before you know it, you’re hooked for good… those fiendishly clever designers knew exactly what they were doing! 😀