Remington Remette Typewriter

This Remette brand typewriter was manufactured by the Remington Rand Corporation from the late 1930s until the early 1940s. The Remette was a portable typewriter that came in a black leather carrying case. The Remette has a full size “QWERTY” keyboard, with the type bars visible in semi-circle above the brand name “Remette.”
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typewriter, portable remington
overall, in case: 5 in x 13 in x 13 in; 12.7 cm x 33.02 cm x 33.02 cm
associated place
United States: Maryland, Bethesda
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


I was just blessed when my grandmother gave me her Remington Remette she says she used in High School. (graduated in 1949)I don't see a #1 key?It has #2 through #9.Is this normal? I have been using the capital "I " as the #1. But was very curious about this....Thank you!
"To answer Aime's question: Actually, the missing '1' was common in the typewriter era. Standard practice was to use the lower case L as its serif made it a pretty much perfect match. Interestingly, I have samples of '40s typewritten material from Italy where the upper case i was used as a substitute for 1."
"Thank you for your reply. I now know, that it is not "missing " the #1 key. I also find it interesting, there's no exclamation key. People weren't as excited or "yelling " within their text those days. I will cherish and utilize this typewriter for years to come. "

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