I was just seeing if there were any clues to fixing notagain's carriage problem on his Travel-Riter (there weren't) when I noticed that the ribbon spools on my Remington 5 shift. I can't think of any other typewriters where the spools shift with the carriage. That explains why this and other incarnations of the Remington Portable family use such small spools. Anyway, perfect excuse for a 2 frame animation.
The Union Flag flanked by maple leaves on the paper table are because this was made by Remington in Canada in 1939.