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Serial Number Table Last Edited: 06/18/17 11:26
NOTE: dates shown are JAN 1 unless noted, so the serial number shown is the *first* serial number produced the given year. Exceptions are serial numbers preceded by "up to"(where you can assume that the numbers reported in that subsection are DECEMBER 31, END OF YEAR NUMBERS) or rows where a month is given in the month column. If the serial number is shown as a range (xxxx-xxxx) it indicates that we know the entire range of serial numbers for the given year.
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The printing machinery company Nakajima Seisakausho was established by Nobuyoshi Nakajima in 1923
and was located at Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
The company merged with the sewing machine company All Lead Mishin Seisakusho in 1933.
|1965||05||Nakajima All Mishin Seizosho began the production of portable typewriters in May, 1965.||128|
|1971||The first electric typewriter, the M7500, was produced in May, 1971.||128|
This was followed by further electric models (M7800, M8800) in 1976 and 1978 respectively.
In 1976 the company renamed itself as Nakajima All Precision Co., Ltd.
|1982||The first AE 300 Series introduced.||128|
|1983||The first daisywheel printers introduced. Line only lasts a year or two, Nakajima switches to dot-matrix printers soon.||128|
Company renamed to Nakajima All Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Electronic typewriter production began in the U.S.A. a year later, reaching production levels of 40,000 units a month in March 1989.