Summary

Typewriter of the type-bar class. It is a Remington Standard No.7, manufactured by Wyckhoff, Seamans & Benedict of Ilion, New York, U.S.A. The machine is an upstroke design, with the typebars arranged in a vertical circular basket. The serial number is 214799, indicating the year of manufacture as 1907.

The machine is fitted with a Gorin Decimal Tabulator. This device allowed the typewriter to be used in preparing tables and filling forms by moving the carriage to preset positions without repeatedly using the space bar. The Tabulator was patented by F. P. Gorin of Chicago in 1895 and the patent assigned to the Remington Company.

The machine is provided with a wooden baseboard with a detachable wooden cover.

Physical Description

Black-finished metal frame with gold decoration. Type-bars arranged in vertical circular basket with cylindrical platen on top. 1.5 inch (38 mm) ribbon carried between spools on horizontal axes. QWERTY keyboard with four rows of keys plus two shift keys. Machine is fitted with Gorin Tabulator on back of frame. Ten tabulator keys project forward beneath normal keyboard.

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Information & Communication

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from F. R. Cole, 05/1966

  • Manufacturer

    Remington, United States of America, 1907

  • Inscriptions

    On frame in front of type-bar basket, in gold lettering: "REMINGTON STANDARD TYPEWRITER / Manufactured by / WYCKOFF, SEAMANS & BENEDICT, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A." On frame below keyboard, in gold lettering: "Remington Standard Typewriter No. 7" On lower back of frame, in gold lettering: "Remington" Serial number inscribed on top of frame, behind platen: "214799" Decal on top of frame beneath and behind platen, gold lettering on red background: "TO SAVE TIME IS TO LENGTHEN LIFE / STANDARD / [Typewriter image] / TRADE MARK / REMINGTON / TYPEWRITER" Inscribed on plate attached to Gorin Tabulator: "10 REMINGTON / GORIN TABULATOR / PROTECTED BY AMERICAN / AND FOREIGN PATENTS / MF'D IN ILION, N.Y., U.S.A." Serial number inscribed on Gorin Tabulator: "R 52598"

  • Classification

    Communications, Typewriting, Mechanical

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Technology

  • Type of item

    Object

  • Overall Dimensions

    400 mm (Width), 450 mm (Depth), 285 mm (Height)

  • Keywords

    Typewriters, Office Equipment