Michigan antique mall purchase. AMC (Japy) Marked "Made in France" on the back.
The SNs seem to high for the 3 AMC (Alpina, Japy,
The ribbon was fresh and it made a nice typeface specimen. The typebars rest on what looks like a layer of felt (see photos). The three rows of keycaps seem like they are raised and not printed as the row above (numbers) is. The SN is under the "A" keycap. The return lever is metal. It was a nice find and types well. Thanks all for the feedback and assistance on the ID and date of this machine.
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Changed my collecting priorities to portables except the Olympia SG3 with the cyrillic keyboard and my Underwood No. 5--those beasts are too heavy. Sold my earlier typewriters to a friend. I had too many. I use carbon paper for typefaces when the machines have faint ribbons. I take photos with my Canon Powershot SX50HS (50x optical zoom and macro settings). I find it difficult doing typeface specimens since I use a Corsair K70 RGB gaming keyboard plugged into my 15-in Macbook. I got it solely for the deep key travel. I have fun hunting machines in antique malls in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.
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