But the #5 is a tasteful, striking example of typewriter streamlining. Available in very limited numbers around 1924, it sold for $75. (Pictured: NZ30670, made Nov. 1923, courtesy of Jim Dax.) NZ14279Z, with a German keyboard, has an unexplained Z at the end of the serial number. Like the Cadet and the 4A version of the Pioneer, the Bantam was sold by the General Shaver Corporation, a division of Remington Rand.
Some decals seem to date to the 1930s, based on the typeface employed.» An example is pictured below. Earlier ones come with a paperboard lid, black with silver stripes on the top and sides, marked «Remington» in red across the front (see picture, courtesy of John Schag); there is no latch on the base, which is cloth-covered wood. This is due to the fact that in operating a noiseless machine the operator hears no noise, and the touch on such machines is usually much lighter than in noisy machines. Geared typebar mechanism: this design relies on a simple linkage between type lever and typebar, which mesh together like gears. Two more screws are visible on the #2, below the top screws and slightly towards the front of the machine.
Model names The Remington portable typewriters of the twenties and thirties are a familiar sight in antique shops and flea markets across the U.S. (not to mention eBay). Many of them are charming and attractive, and there are few collectors who don’t have at least one. Later in the production of the #2, two further screws became visible. The early shift lock is separate from the shift key, and has to be depressed after shifting; shift lock is connected to shift key on later machines. There is a distinctive decal on the left top of the machine, but it is very worn down; Carl Raphael writes, «The size is identical to the old Remington ‘To save time is to lengthen life’ decal found on the old 1s and 2s, 1» in diameter. Its price was $37.50 in some ads, $39.50 in others. Mark Adams writes, «On both iterations of the No. 1 (early and later), metal tabs prevent the shift mechanism from advancing too far in either direction.