---Remington No. 2, 1878---

The Remington No. 2 Type Writer was introduced in 1878, the first typewriter to type both upper & lower case. This was part of second-generation of typewriter products produced by Remington. This famous gun company founded the world typewriter industry in 1874 with the Sholes & Glidden Type Writer, which typed capitals only. Follow the Sholes & Glidden link to learn more.
All Remingtons prior to No. 10 are up-strike machines. Type-bars swing up to the platen, which has to be raised to see the work. Most common are No. 6 &7, which are identical, except for a different number of keys.

Machine from author's collection.

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