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The Typewriter Database 1963 Toyo Condor Serial # 012857 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf: 1963 Toyo Condor Serial # 012857 This is definitely a typer that is shrouded in a mystery. The Condor name has been associated with Nippo Typewriter by some collectors; however, the factory quality control tag that came with this typewriter (and which matches its serial number) states that the machine was made by Toyo Business Machine Industrial Co. Ltd., which was based in Tokyo, Japan.

It's an interesting little machine, types fairly well, but its plastics have suffered over the years. It took a little work to turn this non-functioning machine into a fairly reliable typewriter, but it was worth the effort. The next step will be to improve its cosmetic appearance.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf:
1963 Toyo Condor

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1963 Toyo Condor
Serial #
012857

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-04-2014 at 10:21PM
Last Edit: 06-08-2014 at 04:06PM

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This is definitely a typer that is shrouded in a mystery. The Condor name has been associated with Nippo Typewriter by some collectors; however, the factory quality control tag that came with this typewriter (and which matches its serial number) states that the machine was made by Toyo Business Machine Industrial Co. Ltd., which was based in Tokyo, Japan.

It's an interesting little machine, types fairly well, but its plastics have suffered over the years. It took a little work to turn this non-functioning machine into a fairly reliable typewriter, but it was worth the effort. The next step will be to improve its cosmetic appearance.


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Uwe Wachtendorf
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Typewriter collector based in Toronto who prefers mid-century models.


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