Over a year ago, I acquired a Remie Scout Model. that sports a front attachment protecting the typewriter’s exposed keys. Quite likely, this was an after-market modification; however, now that I’ve sighted a second machine with this feature (pictured above), I wonder if Remington itself didn’t add the enclosure. Certainly, exposed keys made the machine susceptible to damage. Even at a bargain price, the all-caps Remie Scout Model. may have been a hard sell. Remington may have sought to improve existing inventories.
Alan Seaver describes four versions of the Remie Scout Model. (yes, actually, the period is part of the model name), but perhaps we should consider a fifth: a modified all-caps Remie with front enclosure.
The Scout pictured in this post is still offered on eBay for a “buy-it-now” price of $65.95, sans case (as of this writing).
© 2016, Mark Adams. All rights reserved.