Where Is the Remington Typewriter Museum and When Is It Open?


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There are no museums dedicated to Remington typewriters as of 2015. One of the only physical typewriter museums in the United States is the Chestnut Ridge Typewriter Museum in Fairmont, West Virginia. The museum has no regular hours, and tours can only be made by specific appointment with the owner. There are several virtual typewriter museums on webpages maintained by owners of large personal typewriter collections. These include Paul Roberts' Virtual Typewriter Museum and Anthony Casillo's Antique Typewriter Collector website.

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Herman Price's Chestnut Ridge property boasts over 70 Blicksenderfers, 30 Hammonds, 125 German-manufactured machines, several Remingtons and over 50 prototype and low serial number models. Price also collects old-fashioned desk calculators from several companies, including J.L. Hering, Burroughs, Ellis and Dalton. His collection features several Remington typewriter accessories, including iron sewing and typewriter stands, oak desks and ebonized desks.

The E. Remington and Sons company was founded in 1816 in New York and was known for manufacturing both firearms and typewriters. It manufactured the United States' first commercial typewriter in 1873 after receiving a contract from patent holders Christopher Sholes, Carlos Glidden and Samuel Soule. The Remington company was originally given the contract because of its perceived excellence in manufacturing sewing machines. After a number of sales to different competitors, the Remington Typewriter Company eventually became Remington Rand, a major mainframe computer manufacturer in the 1930s and 40s.

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