Initially, information about this lovely green Remington Senior-Riter (Serial Number: 959513) was hard to find online.

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The only other image of a Senior-Riter I could find on the Internet was listed on a Dutch auction site (MarkTPlaats.nl).

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The Ad (if still there) refers to “a unique Army Remington typewriter” with a “Land Forces Netherlands” sticker attached.

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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 .)

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Sure enough ,  a certain Mr Messenger at OzTypewriter was already onto the Remington-Torpedo connection.

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Robert’s description of the Torpedo’s “sharp as a tack sound” confirmed absolutely that my Remington Senior-Riter  is the same machine.

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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.

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See Also: Torpedo 30, Imperial Good Companion 5 (Torpedo)

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