1987 Canon Type Ace II #L61010877
Status: My Collection
Created: 11-03-2018 at 03:31AM
Last Edit: 11-03-2018 at 03:32AM
Largish daisy wheel wedge of the same vintage and design family as my Typestar and PEN24 thermal mini-wedges. Has a classy vinyl case, pop-out carrying handle, and odd but spiffy late 80s keyboard cover. Love the color, design, user interface, touch, and output - all but the rat-tat-tat printing sound. That's okay because it's so much fun to watch those crisp unpixelated characters pepper the page. A keeper!
Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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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