Wednesday, February 8, 2017

My First Typewriter for the Year

It arrived in a sea of packing peanuts.

Layered with cardboard and wrapped carefully, it found itself suddenly in the land of pine trees and potatoes.

And now, with much excitement, I can scratch it off my list of "Most Wanted Typewriters".

Behold, the "Tiger Without A Roar"!

The Noiseless Portable, manufactured by the Noiseless Typewriter Company, is a marvel of engineering. I have been wanting one for quite some time, and finally was able to get this one. It has a broken drawband and a few other small issues that I will need to contend with, alongside getting it cleaned up, but once all is said and done. I can already be guaranteed of a good ol' typing time, no matter the time of day or night.

Stay tuned for a post detailing every last little bit of this unique portable.


  1. Beautiful typewriter.
    Is that an aluminum platen for stencils? There is an aluminum stencil cutting platen mentioned in one of my Remington Noiseless Typewriter manuals. I do not recall if it is the Model 1 or Model 7.

    1. On any other machine a metal platen would certainly help with stencils. On this machine, because of the design, I imagine trying to cut stencils is near impossible. The noiseless design makes it so that the typebar just barely hits the platen with any force at all, so a stencil sheet would probably defeat any momentum the typebar had with ease.

  2. I find it interesting that the ribbon spools are just like those on the 1950's Remingtons. I wonder if this is where that design started.

    1. It is, actually. Remington bought the Noiseless Typewriter Company around 1930 i think