Remington Standard No. 6 Typewriter

Description
The Remington Standard Number 6 typewriter was manufactured by the Standard Typewriter Company around 1894. The Remington Standard Typewriter is a descendant of the Sholes & Glidden typewriter, most notably in its use of the type-bar basket, its upstriking action, and the three row QWERTY keyboard with a fourth top row of numerals.
The first commercially successful typewriter was designed by Christopher Sholes and Carlos Glidden and manufactured by gunmakers E. Remington and Sons in 1874 in Ilion, New York. The typewriters manufactured by E. Remington and Sons had been sold by the company Wyckoff, Seamans & Benedict since 1882. In 1886 E. Remington and Sons sold the entirety of their typewriter interests to Wyckoff, Seamans & Benedict. Wyckoff, Seamans & Benedict manufactured their typewriters under the Remington Standard Typewriter Company name beginning in 1892. The company became the Remington Typewriter Company in 1902, before merging with the Rand Kardex Company in 1927 to become Remington Rand. Remington Rand continued to sell typewriters until around 1955, when it was acquired by the Sperry Corporation.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
typewriter
maker
Wyckoff, Seamans & Benedict
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 16 in x 16 in; 25.4 cm x 40.64 cm x 40.64 cm
ID Number
ME*323598
catalog number
323598
accession number
250163
subject
Computers & Business Machines
Typewriters
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Typewriters
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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