Here’s an interesting variant of the Remie Scout Model that features white key-tops and an improvised front frame. It is a caps only version of the Remie Scout with an attached piece that encloses the keyboard. It is held in place by six factory-standard screws, but the holes for some have rough edges, indicating these were machined afterwards.
The Remie Scout Model. (the period, actually, is part of the name) is a Depression-era machine that was sold for between $14 and $34 depending on features. Described as a “cut-down” portable by one newspaper,1 the Remie Scout was priced for “depression times” and offered a basic typing experience. Researcher Richard Polt estimates some 40,000 were manufactured between 1932 and 1934.2 The serial number on my machine is C33027, indicating it was manufactured late in 1934. Its typeface is a variant of the Art Gothic font:
A fuller treatment of the Remie Scout Model. at Type-Writer.org can be found here. Here are links outlining four types of this machine:
Note (8/28/16): Yet another modified Scout has been sighted. Read about it here.
As seen at TypewriterDatabase.com.
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- Lewiston Evening Journal, July 18, 1932, see here. [↩]
- Richard Polt’s Classic Typewriter Page, http://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/rem-portables.htm#remie-scout. [↩]