4 Jul 2014

Remington: 11 v. Eleven

1963 Remington 11 HRE131956

In the following photo pairs, the Remington 11 is always first.

One curious thing about the Remington 11 is that the accent symbol key prints one space over to the right. (the typebar is bent so it prints to the right of the usual printing point) I've never seen this on any other typewriter.

The metal-bodied 11 has a completely different frame inside that is much more substantial than the frame in the Quiet-Riter Eleven. It is consequently quite a bit heavier.

Another thing I forgot to mention is the return lever on the Remington 11: it also functions as the carriage lock when in the down position. This is also the only drawback this has compared to the Quiet-Riter Eleven, as it is easy to accidentally push the return lever into the down position because the carriage return, though improved, is still rather heavy.

As you can see underneath the two typewriters are rather different. The carriage rails and escapement are two main points of difference.

There are a few other differences, including that the 11 has a soft case with a zipper while the Quiet-Riter Eleven has a fiberglass case that is arguably too large for the typewriter (already large) it carries.

Sent from my new Remington 11

1 comment:

  1. The 1930s-1940s Remington 5 also used a specially bent type bar instead of a dead key for accents. I have one that has three such accent type bars! (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gthawk/8109816078/in/set-72157623030622276)