Remington KMC
for operoting the New
Typ ewriter
* Keyboard Margin
Comrnonwealth House,
l-19 New Oxford Street, LONDON, W.C.l
Ref. R 7g7z
I)o not oil type-bar slots. Move carriage
to extrerne left or right when erasing.
The New
The new KMC Remington Typewriter provides an entirely new
conception of faultless typing. The new, positive action Keyboard
Margin Control brings margin setting to the keyboard where it
really belongs.
Developed from the result of over 75 years experience in building
outstanding typewriters, this machine prints every character sharp
and cleat-and in perfect alignment. The smooth, speedy responsive
action makes it truly a delight ro use.
Exceptional ease of operation, and many exclusive features which
reduce operator strain and fatigue, have been incorporated. Only
featherweight pressure is required to operate the shift-key, and the
exceedingly light carriage ensures a smooth, easy gliding operation.
Large " Drop Spoon " carciage return lever is conveniently placed
close to keyboard for speedy, efficient operation.
The keys on the Remington respond with amazing easeto the lightest touch, due to a new accelented type action. The speed of the type
bar action when type meets paper ensures perfect typing of original
copy, a maximum number of sharp, distinct carbon copies and ciear,
clean-cut stencils.
A careful study of the features of the KMC Remington, as outlined
on the following pages, will enable the operator to secure the maximum
benefit and the utmost in efficiency from this truly modern typewriter.
Operating Parts
11. SNAP-OFF TOP PLATE.__The Top Plate snaps off easily with a slight lift-up
and forward motion. This exposesthe ribbon spools for chansins the ribboir
and also facilitates cleaning-oJ tVne, _The Top.Plate may be repLced readily
by putting the front part of the top plate in position and pressin! down.
12. PLATEN KNOB (Righr andLeft), for revolving platen in either direction. Used
for inserting paper in machine,
13. VARIABLE LINE SPACER, for releasingplaten from ratchet for writins on ruled
paper and filling in work previously written. Pressburton in and tJrn platen
Knob at same time.
spacing between lines.
Used for
carriage to right or left.
single, double
or triple
free movement
16. RATCHET DETENT OR RELEASE LEVER.. Free! platen from line space
ratchetcoltrol, yet permits use of line spacelever. When the ratchet is alain
engaged,the platen will turn to exact point of original writing.
17. REMOVABLE PLATEN BRACKETS (Right and Left). Raise brackets ar each
e.ndof platen. This_freesplaten so it can be easily lifted out. Simply reverse
tlis process for replacing platen.
18. ADJUSTABLE PAPER SIDE GUIDE may be moved on paper table scale to
accommodate varying widths of paper. Provides uniform- margin on each
sheet without adjusting margin stops.
20. CARD HOLDER (Right and I-gft). - Usgd- g hold cards firmly against platen.
Permits.writing to gx-tr.ggre
et'Beof.card. When not in use theymay be diopped
to provide clear visibility of writing line.
21. ALIGNING scALE indicates bottom edge of writing line. Used for re-adjusting
paper aftet removal or when writing on ruled paper.
22. TYPE GUIDE ensuresalignment of type, horizontally and vertically.
l. SPACE BAR,- for spacihgm'&ii
(Left and Right) for writing capital letters and upper case
3. SHIFT LocK, (Left and Right) tor conrinuous wnting of capital letters and
upper case characters.
23. PAPER 3tr1r,. holds paper firmly againstplaten, Has scalecorrespondingto margin
stop scale, carriagescale_,and scale on paper table. . May be eisily pulied
forward to free paper when making erasures.
Pull forward to free paper for removal or adiust-
25. PAPER BAIL RELEASE. Press to rerum Paper Bail (23) to position afrer inser'
tion of paper.
scALE moveswirh cartiageand indicates,by meansof slot in centre
of type guide, tlre exact writing p5sition.
6. TABULATOR CLEAR KEY, for clearing tabulator srops, errner individually or
27. RIBBON INDICATOR permits using upper, lower or middle part of ribbon.
When indicator is oppositeblue dot, Ltpperpart is in use ; when opposite white
dot, ribbon is disengagedfor stencil work; when opposite white-dash mark,.
middle part is in use; when oppositered dot, lower palt is in use.
Ior movrng cartiage back one space at a time.
(Left and Right) sets and clears margins
from the keyboard.
used to-position carriage afrer tabulator stops have been
set for desired writing points.
8. RIBBON REVERSE. A manual control to change direction of ribbon ftavel.
Ribbon also reversesautomatically when end ol spool is reached.
9. KEY RELEASE LEVER, for releasing type bars when tu'o or more ,,jarrf, due
to a mis-stroke.
and spacing paper to next writing line in one operation.
28. PERSONAL TOUCH REGULATOR. The tension of typebars may be adjusted
to suit individual _touchby moving the knob up to'decrease the tension or
down to increase the tension. The scale provides a guide for changing adjustment.
29. TABULATOR sET I(EY used to ser tabulator srops auromatically. Move cartiage
to aay desired position and depressSet Key.
30. MARGIN RELEASE KEY for writing outside either right or left margin stop
without adjusting the stops.
This is an exclusive KMC
When type bars collide, as happens
with even the most expert typ$ts, it is only
necessary to press the Key Release (9) and the
This convenient
bars fall back into place.
feature saves time and plevents soiling of
fingers or breaking of finger nails, as often
happens when type bars are released with the
The type bar action of the Remington may
be "personalized" to the touch of each operator. The key tension may be adjusted to meet
ptefercnce of "light"
or "heavy"
To adjust, move the Personal Touch
iighten the
Regulator (28) up towards
tension or down towards " 3 " to increase the
The improved Paper Bail (23) holds paper firmly against platen, permits writing to
the extreme edge of the papet, and facilitates erasing. Bail rolls should be set one
third of the distance from
each edge of paper. When
inserting paper, pull forward on the bail and it
lock in the middle position shown. When paper
is inserted, depress Release
Lever (25) and the bail
snaps into place to hold
the paper firmly.
fiEking erasures on carbon
copies, pull the bail to the
clear of the platen.
."t rrr. lift
Release Lever.
Single, double or triple spacing berween
lines is accomplished by setting the Line Space
Regulator (14) at the desired position.
Caniage Return Lever then gives the desired
spacing each time the carriage is returned. For.
writing on ruled paper, when inserting paper
for making corrections or fill-in, or when
regular spacing will not suffice, use the Variable
Line Spacer (13). Just press this button inward
and turn the platen to bring paper to desired
writing position. To return to original writing
line, use the Aligning Scale (21) so that tha
letters will centre above scale lines. When for
any reason it is necessary to depart from the
original writing lines and then return exactlv,
use the ratchet detent or release lever (16J.
This frees the platen temporarily so that it
rnay be turned to any writing position desired. When the ratchet is again engaged the
platen rvill turn to the exact point of original writing.
Keyboard Margin Control is a new ar.d greatJy simplified device fcr setting
To set T-eft margin, move carriage to right,
margins on the New Remington.
against left margin stop. Press and hold down left KMC key while moving carriage to
desired position. Remove finger from carriage release lever, then release KMC key, and
the margin is set-positively. To set Right margin, move carriage to left, against right
margin itop. Press and hold down right KMC key while moving carriage to desired
Remove finger from caniage release lever, then release KMC key, and
To clear the left matgin, first move cartiage to the right
the margin is set-positively,
against margin stop, then depress left KMC key. Continue to move carriage to the right
on to the final stop, release
KMC key and margin is
To clear right
matgin, depress cattiage
release lever, move carriage
to the left against the stop,
depress right KMC
and continue to move ca!riage to the left until final
stop is reached, release
KMC key and margin is
cleated. A rvarning bell
After the bell
rings, several more characters may be typed, then the
keys lock, preventing
furtier typing on the line
unless the Margin Release
Key (30) is depressed. This
permits writing to the extreme end of the carriage.
No special adjustments are
necessaryto make this machine
ideal for any kind of card work.
Just press each of the Card
I{oiders (20) forward to an
upright position. These hold
the card firmly against the
platen, permitting writing to the extreme edges of the card. To lower card holders when
not in use, merely press the little lever attached to each holder. For drawing vertical or
horizontal lines insert pencil or stylus in holes located in Card Holders and either turn
the platen or move the carriage.
The operating scales on Cartiage, Paper Table, Bail and Margin Rack all correspond.
This greatly facilitates paper insertion and adiustment.
For example : If adjustable
Side Guide (18) is set at 10, paper inserted against this guide and the Margin Stop set
at25,thete will be a margin of 15 spaces automatically set at the left side of the paper.
The position of the writing point from the left side of paper or from left margin may
be easily determined at any time by referring to Carriage Scale (26) ; while location of
any writing on paper may also be easily determined by reference to scale on Paper Bail
(23). Scale on Paper Table facilitates centering of paper in machine, as exact number
of spaces in width of paper may be easily determined by laying paper on this scale.
The co-ordination of all these operating scales greatly speeds centering of typing on
paper and many other typing operations, saving time and work.
The Platen of the Remington may be easily
lifted out by the operator. Raise brackets (17)
at each end of platen. The platen may then be
easily lifted out. To .repIace, reverse this easy
This feature permits cleaning of
platen and feed ri-,lls whenever desired. V/hen
typing work is varied, a card plateu, or a
platen with different degree of hardness, may
be easily inserted in llace of the regular platen.
In this way the machine may be used for a
variety of work-a convenient economy.
Either single or two colour .ibbon may be used. The half of the ribbon in use is
denoted by the Ribbon Indicator (27). when the lever is on the bluc dot, the upper
half is in use-when at the red dot, the lower half is in use. At the central position or
white dot, the ribbon is disengaged for stencil cutting.
Direction of ribbon travel is
controlled by Ribbon Reverse Lever (8). When this lever is in central Dosition it frees
the ribbon spool for winding in either direction.
To change ribbon, put Ribbon Reverse Lever (8) in centre position. Remove the
snap-off Top Plate (11) with a slight lift-up and pull-forward motion. This exposes the
Ribbon Spool mechanism as shown in the above illustration. Remove the ribbon cover
from the right spool as shown.
lfith index finger wind the left spool until the right
end of the ribbon is visible (A). Lift end of ribbon out of slot (B) in right spool. Then
remove libbon cover (c) from left spool, lift entire ribbon out of left spool and pull
ribbon through the ribbon carrier (D).
To put new ribbon in place push the Ribbon Indicator (27) to red position and press
two keys at the same time so they collide (E). This will hold the ribbon carrier (D) in
elevated position for easy insertion of new ribbon, Mount the new ribbon on the lef.t
spool with the winding side nearest you (F). If two-colours, have the black portion on
top. Be sure the slot in the ribbon core is dr'rectly over the tripping lever in the spool
centre. Insert free end of ribbon (A) in slot (B) in right spool centre. place ribbon in
ribbon guides (G) aaached to right and left spool cups. Thread ribbon in the ribbon
carrier (D) and turn spool until ribbon is taut, Move Ribbori Reverse Lever (g) to right
position. Replace both spool covers (c), Press Key Release Lever (9) to release collided
typebars. Replace snap-off Top Plate by putting the front part in position and pressing
rn ordering new ribbon use the designating letter "J" that appears just below
the Ribbon Indicator (27).
The KMC Remington is available in two tabulator arrangements: a one-key (Bar),
key-set tabulator i and a ten-key, key-set decimal tabulator used for Billing and Statistical work.
For regular work the bar tabulator is most ccnvenient. The tabulator Set-Key and
Clear Key, conveniently located on the keyboard, simplify operation of the tabulator
mechanism. To set the tabulator stop, move the carriage so that the desired writing
point coincideswith the centre of the Type Guide (22) and depressthe Set-Key (29).
This automaticallysets a tabulator stop which is built into a rack on the back of the
machine,with a stop availablefor eachposition of the caniage. As many stops as desired
may be set to control the cartiageat various points on the writing line.
Remington is also available with Ten-Key
Tlrrs model provides individual
For writing
position for writing
decimal tabulator mechanism-
selection of ten different positions in each column of
decimals this machine will automatically bring the carriage into
any amount from the decimal point up to 100000000., or up to
1,000,000 where commas are used in writine
the amounr,
To move the catriageinto any writing position for which a stop has been set, depress
the Tabulator Bar (7) and the catiage movesdirectly to the next position to the right.
To clear the machine of any individual stop, tabrlate to that stop and depress Clear
Key (6). To clear all stops in one operation, hold down Clear Key (6) and move the
cattiage from left to right.
Things to do occasionally
Mechanically, your KMC
The tabulator mechanism may be used to speed the operation of the machine in
many ways. When writing correspondence,the tabulator stops should be used for
indenting paragraphs,setting a tabulator stop at the desired number of spacesfrom
the left margin. Tabulator stops may be set to stop the canr:iagein position for writing
dates, complimentary close, signature, etc. In addressingenvelopes,set one stop for
the name, another for the street address,another for the city, etc. The use of the tabulator
mechanism savesmuch time and does away with the necessity of watching the machine
to be sure that the writing is uniform.
Remington needs but little attention.
Oil should be used
drop or two on the catriage runways only is sufficient.
will not "gum."
IJse only oil that
Type should be cleaned with a stiff brush.
Always cover the machine when not in use. Dust is a great enemy of the typewriter.
Never clean exterior with alcohol which is injurious to the finish.
perhaps dampened with petrol or benzine.
For tabulating decimals on the one-key machine, set the tabulator stop in a position
to write the highest amount to be written in eachcolumn. Press the Tabulator Bar to
move the machine into the proper column then, if. necessary,strike the Space Bar to
move the cattiageinto the exact column in which writing is to commence.
Use only a soft cloth
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