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1961 Western Auto (Brother) Wizard Truetype Serial # P123315 1961 Western Auto (Brother) Wizard Truetype typewriter, Serial # P123315 James Gifford's 1961 Western Auto (Brother) Wizard Truetype typewriter. 2022-05-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1961 Western Auto (Brother) Wizard Truetype Serial # P123315 A Brother by a different mother. Arrived filthy, covered in nicotine. Looks to be an early model, with the wire paper rest that folds over the top of the machine and isn't secured in any way. Typed better than I thought but has that tinny sound of the Japanese machines, such as my other Brothers and my Argyle. Some rust, also typical of the Japanese machines.

1961 Western Auto (Brother) Wizard Truetype #P123315

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Created: 09-09-2017 at 03:10PM
Last Edit: 05-23-2022 at 08:00AM


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A Brother by a different mother. Arrived filthy, covered in nicotine. Looks to be an early model, with the wire paper rest that folds over the top of the machine and isn't secured in any way. Typed better than I thought but has that tinny sound of the Japanese machines, such as my other Brothers and my Argyle. Some rust, also typical of the Japanese machines.

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Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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