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The Typewriter Database 1976 Kmart (Brother) 300 Deluxe 12 Serial # C6989659 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brad Sarno: 1976 Kmart (Brother) 300 Deluxe 12 Serial # C6989659 Thanks Ted Munk for helping me nail down the date. March, 1976 (please ignore the typeface sample suggesting it's from the '80s as previously thought)

It's actually a Brother 750 or similar. It really is a good quality machine, types quite well and with great precision. The metalwork and machining and general function of the design is quite nice. It has a centrifugal/frictional tabulator brake system much like the Olympias. It has a very nice front-controlled tab set/clear lever. It has a touch control under the cover. It has a paper guide. All the features. It has a ! and 1 key. It has a rapid-spacer key that was common to these Brother designs. The case has a very snug and stable fit. The thing is a bit loud with the plastic shell and no sound insulation inside, but it's not obnoxious. Overall it's really quite a nice typewriter, no slouch at all. This one was in great shape and only needed a basic cleanup.

Typeface appears to be closer to a 10-pitch pica, but may be a tad smaller than that.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brad Sarno:
1976 Kmart (Brother) 300 Deluxe 12

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1976 Kmart (Brother) 300 Deluxe 12
Serial #
C6989659

Status: Sightings
Created: 10-12-2014 at 02:35PM
Last Edit: 12-10-2014 at 08:48PM

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Description:

Thanks Ted Munk for helping me nail down the date. March, 1976 (please ignore the typeface sample suggesting it's from the '80s as previously thought)

It's actually a Brother 750 or similar. It really is a good quality machine, types quite well and with great precision. The metalwork and machining and general function of the design is quite nice. It has a centrifugal/frictional tabulator brake system much like the Olympias. It has a very nice front-controlled tab set/clear lever. It has a touch control under the cover. It has a paper guide. All the features. It has a ! and 1 key. It has a rapid-spacer key that was common to these Brother designs. The case has a very snug and stable fit. The thing is a bit loud with the plastic shell and no sound insulation inside, but it's not obnoxious. Overall it's really quite a nice typewriter, no slouch at all. This one was in great shape and only needed a basic cleanup.

Typeface appears to be closer to a 10-pitch pica, but may be a tad smaller than that.


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Brad Sarno
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I've spent my life as a mechanical and electronics tinkerer, bikes, cars, lawnmowers, appliances, cameras, audio gear, guitars, amplifiers, and pedal steel guitars. I was trained as a typist for 2 years back in the late 70's on IBM Selectric II's. At home I recall my mother having an Olympia SM3. More recently we got our daughter a typewriter for Christmas, and that somehow sparked my own personal interest in these fine and interesting machines. Now it's a habit that just won't quit. Daily searches on Craigslist, frequent trips to antique stores & malls, garage sales, etc. It's a fun and healthy addiction.


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