I love portable typewriters, even though my track record with them hasn't been the best. Here are my top 5 from the 1920s. Since there's nothing I can really tell you about the history that isn't already available on the typosphere, I've just linked to various pages with more details, mostly Machines of Loving Grace:
|Image borrowed from the internet. All of my pic of Remy |
are still in computer limbo.
Who doesn't love a machine that folds up to be travel size?
2. Remington #3 (left)
I didn't have much luck with my #3, but I'd love to get my hands on one that works, since they seem like the perfect portable machine.
3. Royal Portable
You know I love my Royals!
4. Underwood #5
For me, this is the iconic typewriter. I guess I'm not the only one who feels this way! I remember seeing pictures of them as a kid, and they are what initially sparked my interest in antique typewriters.
5. Underwood portable (4 bank)
I love the different variations over in the Machines of Loving Grace gallery.