Behold! The Remington Envoy that I picked up at the estate sale this Friday.
|Which begs the question...an Envoy to whom?|
Maestro Polt tells us that the Envoy is little more than a beefed-up Remette, putting it squarely in the "budget model" range. But! Seeing as how I have been more of a "build your own computer out of spit and baling twine" guy as opposed to an "able to afford the latest i-device" guy I figure that had I been around in the early 40's—and not being shot at by fascists—this may well have been the model I'd have owned.
The keys seen here are budget-standard plastic (or is it Bakelite? I'm not sure what the difference is), and although I cannot for the life of me remember where I heard it, were available in straight black and with silver-painted rims. Either the paint has worn off entirely, or the long-ago purchaser decided to shave a few bucks off the purchase price.
Ah, the "Remington smile" (which is—please note—entirely unrelated to the "Glasgow smile" or the "Chelsea grin." Brrr.), which I referenced in my short story, "To Kill a Comedian." Oh, have I not mentioned Pen and Platen in the last ten minutes? Well, if you haven't purchased a copy yet, follow the link on the right to get your copy. It like $0.99 dude. You spend more than that on coffee.Hem. Back to the machine.
|Pictured: something simple I only figured out through dumb luck.|
|Eraser crumbs: everywhere they are.|
|It's a mystery LED.|
Finally, we see the carriage return lever and the magnifying glass/flash light of one Mr. Speegle the Younger. His insistence that clues were to be found on the machine as to various mysteries of the universe brooked no dissent.And there you have it! Not bad for $15, and a happy foray into older-model Remingtons for Yours Truly.