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The Typewriter Database 1985 Canon Typestar 6 Serial # G21015924 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe: 1985 Canon Typestar 6 Serial # G21015924 "Wedge"

This Typestar 5 "typewriter"* came virtually unused with original manual (in Japanese), three new ribbons, the snazzy case, and two alternate typeface cartridges. It works like a charm and prints on regular paper with the ribbons or on thermal paper without the ribbons. Light and handy, it sits nicely on my lap and is very quiet. The original Freewriter! Love it. Runs on four D batteries or the power cord I found separately on the Internet.

*Thermal printing on thermal paper, carbon ribbon on normal paper. The English version includes single character or batch printing to emulate a mechanical typewriter (unlike the Japanese CanoWord PEN24 which uses this feature for conversion between hiragana, katakana, and kanji). I suspect but don't know that the 06 on the back denotes thee Typestar 6 designation.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe:
1985 Canon Typestar 6

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1985 Canon Typestar 6
Serial #
G21015924

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-21-2017 at 03:25AM
Last Edit: 01-21-2017 at 03:36AM

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Description:

"Wedge"

This Typestar 5 "typewriter"* came virtually unused with original manual (in Japanese), three new ribbons, the snazzy case, and two alternate typeface cartridges. It works like a charm and prints on regular paper with the ribbons or on thermal paper without the ribbons. Light and handy, it sits nicely on my lap and is very quiet. The original Freewriter! Love it. Runs on four D batteries or the power cord I found separately on the Internet.

*Thermal printing on thermal paper, carbon ribbon on normal paper. The English version includes single character or batch printing to emulate a mechanical typewriter (unlike the Japanese CanoWord PEN24 which uses this feature for conversion between hiragana, katakana, and kanji). I suspect but don't know that the 06 on the back denotes thee Typestar 6 designation.


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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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