That looks fantastic! I've never seen a Model 1 in anything except black. Does it have the normal Remington logo on the paper table?
Yes - just a plain "Remington" logo on the paper table and at the back. No "Rand", no "made in...", no "Model 1" anywhere.
It makes me wonder if it could possibly have been professionally repainted at some point. I just don't know during what era glossy metallic paint would have been used...the ribbon color selector bits look professional. Is the inside of the body silver as well?
If it was it was done quite well. It is a matt not glossy and not metallic silver paint. All the inside looks silver - under the cover too. Two things for me could suggest a re-paint: 1. the scale on the paper tray covered in silver - I would expect it to be marked in black or red2. paint on the knob on one of the spool covers is chipped a bit revealing a chrome undersideBoth Remington logos are the same - possible post re-paint decal job.I'll try to take more pictures in better light and maybe do a comparison with my Noiseless Portable as there are plenty of similarities there.
Wow nice find! I'm hoping for similar luck. My last find at a garage sale was a KMART Nakajima ("gold" coloured but not in quite the same precious metal league!) Steve K
I'm sure there are plenty of hidden gems yet to be discovered.
What a lucky find, congratulations. The Remington is fetching, does silver occur in nature or do you think this was a re-paint?
Thank you. I wouldn't exclude the possibility of a re-paint really. I have no idea if there were factory-made silver Model 1s though.
When I first saw your photo I had one of those "a silver Model one!" moments. I wonder if that is the factory finish. Yours is the first I've seen. Wonderful looking machine.Congratulations!
Wow! Like the other readers, I'm amazed. This may be one of a kind -- and even if it was repainted, so what, it looks great.According to Remington records, it was manufactured in November 1936. I'm e-mailing you the records.
It does look very good indeed. Thank you for the records - they pinpoint the production date for this one and if I finally decide to try a forensic trick on my numberless Noiseless they will come handy again (if the trick works of course :) ).