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The Typewriter Database 196X Argyle P-201 Serial # 2911126 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 196X Argyle P-201 Serial # 2911126 I bought this on eBay knowing nothing about it, just liking the name. The seller advertised it as mint and ready to use, though it arrived with a dented and bent back panel, bent keys and, I think, missing the original ribbon covers (though I'm not sure about that). And some rust, which is common on this model, from what I've read. I have some work to do. I did manage to get it going well enough to attach sample type, for most of the keys, anyway. I understand that this is a rare machine, or at least uncommon, so I'll cut it some slack. Still, I can see why there aren't many of these in the world. The name "Argyle" really doesn't make any sense on a blue metal and chrome (yes, chrome!) typewriter. Perhaps they could have considered an argyle pattern . . . I've yet to see the other model that Nippo Machine Co. Ltd. of Yokohama put out, the Atlas, but I would pick one up if I found it on the cheap at a barn sale.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
196X Argyle P-201

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196X Argyle P-201
Serial #
2911126

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-03-2016 at 04:13PM
Last Edit: 09-03-2016 at 05:38PM

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I bought this on eBay knowing nothing about it, just liking the name. The seller advertised it as mint and ready to use, though it arrived with a dented and bent back panel, bent keys and, I think, missing the original ribbon covers (though I'm not sure about that). And some rust, which is common on this model, from what I've read. I have some work to do. I did manage to get it going well enough to attach sample type, for most of the keys, anyway. I understand that this is a rare machine, or at least uncommon, so I'll cut it some slack. Still, I can see why there aren't many of these in the world. The name "Argyle" really doesn't make any sense on a blue metal and chrome (yes, chrome!) typewriter. Perhaps they could have considered an argyle pattern . . . I've yet to see the other model that Nippo Machine Co. Ltd. of Yokohama put out, the Atlas, but I would pick one up if I found it on the cheap at a barn sale.


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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.


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