Is it possible to totally and completely forget that you own a particular typewriter? Apparently you can, if you bought it long enough ago and have enough others to occupy your attention. I totally forgot I owned this 1938 Remington-Rand Model 1, and just found it today whilst cleaning out a closet. It was a complete surprise when I found the black typewriter case with its rattly leather handle, and I had no idea what machine was in it until I opened the case up. I still have no idea where it came from, and I’m pretty sure I had to have picked it up at least 15 years ago.
Of course, in those days I had no concept of anyone else other than me being crazy enough to keep machines that everyone else was throwing away. A sort of typosphere must have existed then, but I was unaware of it. Yay for the Internets, bringing the most obscure of retrotech admirers together. :D
Needs a ribbon, and the normal ones that work in all of my other machines seem to be a tad wider than this machine wants, so I guess a trip to Mesa Typewriter Exchange is in order soon.