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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Guillermo Fernandez Boan:
1948 VariTyper 630

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1948 VariTyper 630
Serial #
4656 DSJ

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-19-2017 at 02:24PM
Last Edit: 08-19-2017 at 02:27PM

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Not quite sure about the serial number (may be the model number? If so, where the serial number is?)
Near complete but inoperative (at first test with a 220/110 transformer). I will try again after changing the AC old cord for a brand new one. Not hard job, nor very easy to fulfill.
The drawer under the keyboard, designed to keep the spare typefaces (and usually found empty) in this opportunity was full. Serendipity happens.
I know they were, fifty and even forty years ago, VariTyper fans. The typewriter (a Hammond with guts, bells and whistles) must have been not very hard to operate once you get used to.
They were popular in "cold typesetting" work, and the urban legend states that the IBM Magnetic Card Composer were the begining of the end for the VariTypers. And of course, when Mr. An Wang shows the world his word processor computer, no previous mechanical or electromechanical device could be a serious competitor.
I have not this model Operator Manual (never mind, I do not intend to operate this machine ever!), and guessing what the side levers are, was funny to see that one of them looks like the sixties Ferraris gearboxes lever.
Lacks the badge (it should say "VariTyper - DSJ Coxhead")

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Guillermo Fernandez Boan

Argentinian lawyer resident in Buenos Aires city.
For half a century, enthusiast typist. Now enthusiast typewriter hunter.

1948 VariTyper 630 Photo Gallery

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