Remington Standard No. 6 Typewriter

Remington Standard No. 6 Typewriter

Usage conditions apply
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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Other Terms
typewriter; Standard; Manual
Wyckoff, Seamans & Benedict
overall: 10 in x 16 in x 16 in; 25.4 cm x 40.64 cm x 40.64 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
serial number
Credit Line
Victor Comptometer Corporation
See more items in
Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.


Add a comment about this object