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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt:
197X NEC Spinwriter 7720

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197X NEC Spinwriter 7720
Serial #
54200077757 8112

Status: Sightings
Created: 12-27-2016 at 03:32PM
Last Edit: 12-27-2016 at 11:02PM

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These photos come from an eBay auction.

According to the Wikipedia article on daisy wheels, "Thimble printers are closely related to daisy wheel printers, but instead of a flat wheel the petals were bent to form a cup-shaped 'thimble' print element. Introduced by NEC in 1977 as their 'Spinwriter' series, the replaceable thimbles each held 128 characters."

It looks like this Spinwriter 7720 is intended to do double duty as a typewriter and computer printer.

The ad comes from Computerworld, Mar 27, 1978.

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Richard Polt
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197X NEC Spinwriter 7720 Photo Gallery

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