Don't ask me why I called her "Dolly". I don't know. I just did. The name came to me the moment I started to type with her. Maybe because she was assembled in England from US-made parts and sold in Scotland, a bit like a famous cloned sheep in some ways. Or, more likely, "One of my old-time friends from way back in the time when ..." Yes, you're looking swell, Dolly.Dolly was sold as a "Chimes" Product by W. Simpson Bell & Co (sole Scottish agents for Woodstock typewriters) on George Street in Edinburgh in 1940, 75 years ago. I believe there was also "Chimes" typewriter ribbon. Her serial number is ES269227, which is interesting, since the Typewriter Age Guide only takes the Remington "Home" model portable up to No 269000, at the end of 1939.
Macdonald's Scottish Directory and Gazetter, 1939-40