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1964 Brother JP-1 Serial # J4526321 1964 Brother JP-1 typewriter, Serial # J4526321 Uwe Wachtendorf's 1964 Brother JP-1 typewriter. 2018-02-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf: 1964 Brother JP-1 Serial # J4526321 I've never been a big fan of Brother typewriters, but it's almost impossible not to have a few in your collection. However, when I saw this one I had to buy it, and since I have a very nasty habit of not even inspecting a machine before I buy it, I was surprised when I got it home to find out that it has a French keyboard. Merde! For someone who grew up using a QWERTY, this layout is a real nightmare. I'm fairly used to switching back and forth with a QWERTZ, but this keyboard is like waking up and finding out that someone has rearranged all the furniture in your house; it's going to be a while before you stop stubbing toes on chairs that were never there before.

A fellow collector who was with me at the time when I bought this Brother laughed at the keyboard and noted that it had one of the original emoticon keys, essentially a German umlaut over a French circumflex.

I don't know which model this is, but the nameplate - which is the reason I bought this machine - reminds me of what you'd find on a Valiant.

Then there's the date code. I assume J4 means September, 1964?

1964 Brother JP-1 #J4526321

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Uwe Wachtendorf (Uwe)
Created: 09-04-2014 at 09:11PM
Last Edit: 02-15-2018 at 11:23AM


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I've never been a big fan of Brother typewriters, but it's almost impossible not to have a few in your collection. However, when I saw this one I had to buy it, and since I have a very nasty habit of not even inspecting a machine before I buy it, I was surprised when I got it home to find out that it has a French keyboard. Merde! For someone who grew up using a QWERTY, this layout is a real nightmare. I'm fairly used to switching back and forth with a QWERTZ, but this keyboard is like waking up and finding out that someone has rearranged all the furniture in your house; it's going to be a while before you stop stubbing toes on chairs that were never there before.

A fellow collector who was with me at the time when I bought this Brother laughed at the keyboard and noted that it had one of the original emoticon keys, essentially a German umlaut over a French circumflex.

I don't know which model this is, but the nameplate - which is the reason I bought this machine - reminds me of what you'd find on a Valiant.

Then there's the date code. I assume J4 means September, 1964?

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Hunter: Uwe Wachtendorf (Uwe)

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