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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe:
1973 Erika Model 42

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1973 Erika Model 42
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Status: My Collection
Created: 11-23-2016 at 03:50AM
Last Edit: 02-14-2017 at 08:58PM

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Mint condition katakana and all caps machine for transcribing telegrams. Performs beautifully, a pleasure to type on except for the quirky input and output systems. A beautiful gift from Eric Han, professor of history and master friend. Thanks Eric for your quasi-eponymous gift!

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John Munroe
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From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.

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