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Sunday, 17 November 2013

Silver lining on a cloudy Sunday









12 comments:

  1. 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?

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    1. Yes - just a plain "Remington" logo on the paper table and at the back. No "Rand", no "made in...", no "Model 1" anywhere.

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    2. 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?

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    3. 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 red
      2. paint on the knob on one of the spool covers is chipped a bit revealing a chrome underside
      Both 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.

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    4. 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

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    5. I'm sure there are plenty of hidden gems yet to be discovered.

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  2. What a lucky find, congratulations. The Remington is fetching, does silver occur in nature or do you think this was a re-paint?

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    1. 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.

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  3. 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!

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  4. 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.

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    1. 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 :) ).

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