Replying to comments on his posting for the Monarch typewriter, Will Davis writes, “The myriad of Remington labeling schemes does provide a fertile ground for the collector, doesn’t it?” Indeed it does. I’ve outlined, as comprehensively as possible, the various labeling schemes for just the first three models here, and typospherian Michael Hoehne was kind enough to send two more images.
The first is a machine similar to one I own, but the labels are better preserved:
The second machine is more intriguing:
What’s noteworthy about this machine is the absence of any Remington labeling on the paper table . Most No. 3s circulating among collectors display the words “Remington Typewriter Company,” marking a period of transition, from Monarch as a typewriter company to Monarch as a brand of Remington (and later, Smith Premier). Monarch was the child company of the American Typewriter Union, a trust which controlled several manufactures, including Remington and Smith Premier.
That a No. 3 should lack Remington markings is not surprising. Advertising for this typewriter almost universally omitted the Remington name, except occasionally in the print copy —
I’ve added Hoehne’s photos to my overview of the Monarch typewriter line here.
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