Note (11/30/13): This article has been updated — see here.
Though $865 exceeds my means, I was impressed to find this Remington Standard No. 2 with case on eBay. The “buy-it-now” listing is found here. Still another No. 2 is offered here — the starting bid price is $500.
I write about my machine here, offering also the text of an 1888 Scientific American article on Remington.
I note that some machines are equipped with buttons reading “Shift Key” and others “Lower Case.” As mine is not operational, I do not know what “Lower Case” means. Did the machine type in upper case, offering lower case in shift mode? Or, is “Lower Case” the same as “Shift Key”? What say the typospherians?
Keyboard with “Lower Case” (ser. no. 56,517, manufactured 1889) —
Keyboard with “Shift Key” (ser. no. 88,474, manufactured circa 1891) —
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