Taking Little Jake for a spin – 1933 Remington-Rand Remy Scout

Decided to take Little Jake out for a typecast. Sadly, his rubber hasn’t aged well, so he’s destined to stay in the glass display case until I can scrape up the cash to have his rubber bits recovered…

Gah, I keep typing 1934, which was the date I got from TW-DB, but on my last visit to the Typewriter Exchange, Bill dug out an old datasheet he has which places the date of manufacture at 1933. His sheet also shows that the serial # on my machine indicates that it’s a Remy Scout Model and not a Monarch, as the label on the paper table suggests, and TW-DB concurs. We are both totally baffled about why Remington seemed to be so keen on mis-labelling these machines. I ought to get a copy of Bill’s old list of serial numbers and post it somewhere – although it might just add even more confusion about what machines are which in the already confusing 1930’s Remy Scout line.

Little Jake, 1933 Remington-Rand Remy Scout

Updated: April 11, 2024 — 12:48 pm


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  1. Maybe new rubber would solve both? Hard to get the paper to insert straight and stay in proper orientation if the rubber has no *grab* to it. Also, if the rubber contracts with age, it would make that platen (and, therefore, the paper) just a tiny bit farther away from the typebars, and they wouldn’t hit exactly right.
    Or at least that’s the way it seems to me.
    Beautiful machine, though.

  2. You’re prolly right about the new rubber fixing the obvious issues. I wonder if I should attempt to get the platen and feed rollers out of this thing myself sometime, I think Bill said it was cheaper to just bring in the bits that need to be re-rubberized rather than bring in the whole machine.

    In any case, it’ll have to be later. Little Jake is back in the display case now.

  3. I feel yuh with frustration decoding a Monarch serial number–not matching the make/model records. My 1932 Remington Noiseless (serial N24095) had once said Monarch across the plastic cover’s top front, but that aside the serial prefix not starting in a H (or whatever) designates it as a regular Remington Noiseless. I know it’s really a Noiseless Monarch, but no way to prove it going by the serial #! When you said “…confusion about what machines are which in the already confusing 1930’s,” you nailed it!

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