The Remington Torpedo
Posted on November 14, 2013
Initially, information about this lovely green Remington Senior-Riter (Serial Number: 959513) was hard to find online.
The only other image of a Senior-Riter I could find on the Internet was listed on a Dutch auction site (MarkTPlaats.nl).
The Ad (if still there) refers to “a unique Army Remington typewriter” with a “Land Forces Netherlands” sticker attached.
But then I happened to be checking the latest typewriters on Australian eBay (as you do) when a Bluebird Torpedo caught my eye – and bless my soul if it didn’t bear a startling resemblance to my green dream machine!
(A quick check of the Torpedo serial numbers listed on the TWDB ties in nicely – Serial Number : 959513 – 1957 .)
Sure enough , a certain Mr Messenger at OzTypewriter was already onto the Remington-Torpedo connection.
Robert’s description of the Torpedo’s “sharp as a tack sound” confirmed absolutely that my Remington Senior-Riter is the same machine.
A wonderful typewriter, marred only be the chrome that is worn away along the edges of the ribbon cover, chipped paintwork on the paper plate, and a few lines of light rust on the rear panel. I’d like to get the ribbon cover re-chromed at some stage. Probably hellishly expensive though.