This typecast was typed on the Remington portable seen above. It has no country of origin marked, so I am assuming it was made in the United States. It's serial number is V870399. The impression I get from the Typewriter Age Guide (October 1971) is that it is called a Remington No 5 "Par" Model (or is it simply a Model 5 with a crinkle paint finish? Or a Standard 5?). Either way, the serial number would put it probably into 1940 or 1941, as V750000 had been reached by the No 5 in 1938 and by the "Par" in 1939. The "Self- Starter" key is simply a tabulator. In newspaper parlance, "par" usually means "new paragraph" (that is, intent). On his Remington portables page on The Classic Typewriter Page, Richard Polt mentions "No. 5 'Par' Model: prefix V or EV, 1933-1939", but I can find no reference to it elsewhere, and the information from the Typewriter Age Guide is repeated on Dirk Schumann's and Ted Munk's databases. To add to the confusion, I have also seen a "boxy" 5 listed as a "Par" Model.
The referee queries the "typing error" of All Blacks manager Darren Shand (black track suit). See.
My handiwork when I haunted a printing shop, aged 10.