*Refurbished Remington Model 5 Deluxe with Warranty
These Remington portables are fun typewriters to use. With their unique type bar design, it’s both an interesting visual and auditory experience. If you’re looking for a typewriter that will turn heads this is it.
I was fortunate to find such a nice example of this machine. Cosmetically it’s quite good for its age. And it even has the plastic ribbon spool covers which are often missing.
I’ve gone through the typewriter cleaning all the mechanics with solvent, removing dirt and grime that’s accumulated over the years. When I was satisfied with my cleaning, I went back and lubricated the entire machine. I could tell a big difference in the performance of the machine after cleaning and lubricating it.
I started checking adjustments and tweaking them as I went. For example, the ribbon sat a bit lower than it should have which resulted in losing the ascenders of some letters when typed. I adjusted it and it now types in black and red, depending on the color selection. I continued checking adjustments and functions until I had checked every mechanism.
I also resurfaced the platen to remove wear marks and to increase the platen’s ability to grip the paper properly.
A new ribbon has has been installed and is ready for its new owner. Comes with original carrying case that shows wear but is solid and functional.
I do cover the typewriter with a six month warranty on parts and labor.