Serial #2Y 30538
Bought this sweet little typer as a parts machine because my other one lacked spools. When I got it home I realized I love this one even more. White crusty keytops cleaned up nice with Danny Jordan's handy alcohol tip. Love that it's a 10 cpi pica machine, unlike the other I bought a few months ago that lacked spools and drawstring. The racing stripes are a nice touch. Scars easily in transport - otherwise this would follow me everywhere! Best crisp action of any of my ultra-portables. Only had red/black new ribbon so the type sample is a little strange, but I don't mind. A keeper!
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.
Added feet from a lesser machine to complete this starlet of a travel typer. Good to go!
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