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The Typewriter Database 1971 Majestic 812 Serial # J8112267 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1971 Majestic 812 Serial # J8112267 This is a curious make and model, essentially a rebranded Brother with a carriage shift. This particular model features a wide carriage; I don't know if this is a variant or if it came standard (please let me know in the comments if you know!). This typewriter has a simple yet pleasant look, with what seems like a taller front and a low-slung carriage at the same level as the key banks. That could also be an illusion. I don't know why but this typewriter reminds me of the banana-seat bicycles of the 1960s and '70s, the kind with the tall handlebars that mimicked the choppers of the day. And the machine came in a rectangular, rather flat case that looks more like a magician's chest. (The stamping inside the case confirms the typewriter did indeed go with the case.) The logotype, the low-riding design, and sheer typability make this typewriter superior to the Brother Activator and other budget machines, and good value for anyone looking to type casually, though the carriage shift would wear out your thumbs on longer types.

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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
1971 Majestic 812

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1971 Majestic 812
Serial #
J8112267

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-03-2016 at 01:02PM
Last Edit: 09-03-2016 at 02:48PM

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This is a curious make and model, essentially a rebranded Brother with a carriage shift. This particular model features a wide carriage; I don't know if this is a variant or if it came standard (please let me know in the comments if you know!). This typewriter has a simple yet pleasant look, with what seems like a taller front and a low-slung carriage at the same level as the key banks. That could also be an illusion. I don't know why but this typewriter reminds me of the banana-seat bicycles of the 1960s and '70s, the kind with the tall handlebars that mimicked the choppers of the day. And the machine came in a rectangular, rather flat case that looks more like a magician's chest. (The stamping inside the case confirms the typewriter did indeed go with the case.) The logotype, the low-riding design, and sheer typability make this typewriter superior to the Brother Activator and other budget machines, and good value for anyone looking to type casually, though the carriage shift would wear out your thumbs on longer types.

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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.


1971 Majestic 812 Photo Gallery

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