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The Typewriter Database 1969 Webster XL-5000 Serial # M9420158 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1969 Webster XL-5000 Serial # M9420158 Does anyone know the distinction between an XL-500 and an XL-5000? Is my XL-5000 simply ten times better than the XL-500? Because if it is, that doesn't say much for the 500s. I only bought this machine to help my brother negotiate on a clock he was buying from the same vendor--he got a better price on the clock if I took the Webster, too. I wish I had the clock.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
1969 Webster XL-5000

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1969 Webster XL-5000
Serial #
M9420158

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-04-2016 at 10:09AM
Last Edit: 12-05-2016 at 06:59PM

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Does anyone know the distinction between an XL-500 and an XL-5000? Is my XL-5000 simply ten times better than the XL-500? Because if it is, that doesn't say much for the 500s. I only bought this machine to help my brother negotiate on a clock he was buying from the same vendor--he got a better price on the clock if I took the Webster, too. I wish I had the clock.


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James Gifford
Username: giffer

I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.