Part of the preparations for tackling the Remington Portable #2 with the fancy paintwork was seeking out a manual. When getting/restoring a typewriter, I do like to have it complete with a correct user manual.
Oddly, for such a popular and reasonably common machine there was little available online to be able to print out a good quality facsimile. Amazingly there was available for sale online a copy of the manual of the right period. A bit of an outlay (nearly as much as the machine itself), but as we're probably sticking to one machine per year just went ahead and got it.
In stark contrast to the current project machine itself, the instruction booklet is in fine condition. It is missing the page 13 where the user is requested to cut out the keyboard diagram, but it did come with another two loose card keyboard diagrams. The booklet suggests a printing date of 1927. The inserted keyboard diagram cards are from November 1929 and May 23rd 1931 respectively.
The booklet I've now scanned and cleaned up a bit and made as a PDF for easy reference and downloading. The actual booklet is 6" by 8 1/4" with a thin, greenish-grey card cover and the usual thin, smooth paper pages.
The easy guide for operating the Remington Portable Typewriter is available here in high resolution (~18MB) or in rather low resolution (~788kB). Also uploaded to the Internet Archive here.
(Please do download and keep a copy and/or put up another copy on the internet. Things vanish on this internet without a trace when least expected...)