1966 Brother Activator 800T #64867040
Status: My Collection
Created: 03-20-2019 at 06:16PM
Last Edit: 03-20-2019 at 06:18PM
The Brother Activator 800T is more of a cheaper option in the line-up of JP-1 Brother typewriters that were available at this time of manufacture. The shell is made extensively of plastic, and even though mechanically it is not much different from an alternative convention Brother typewriter, you do have that sense of lacking quality that, regardless of the cheapness that Brother usually expresses, is frequently found in other Brother portable typewriters. Brother portables of this era are usually criticized for their tawdry build-quality. I personally do enjoy these machines very much as they are reliable and indestructible. These Japanese typewriters are very much like the country's quality of cars. Simple, dull and cheap but build like a tank and good luck finding one that doesn't work. This particular JP-1 was missing a key, which I found a replacement for in my selection of keys that I took off of a 1969 Olivetti Linea 88 typewriter that I used for parts many years ago. Aside from that this typewriter turned out to be surprisingly capable of high speed. Please click the link that is with this gallery to see the typewriter in action prior to any servicing. I was genuinely impressed.
Hunter: Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters (venneburgtypewriters)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
This gallery represents the machines owned by good friends Dirk Plante and Sean Doole, who reside in British Columbia, Canada. Together they have established Venneburg Typewriters, a partnership that to date has seen over 400 typewriters since 2009. Here you will find the machines that are currently still in possession or that have come and gone since December 2017.
***As of July 2020, this collection now also represents pieces from the collection of Troy Krahn!
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Brother Activator 800T Manual Portable Typewriter
Current Price: USD 109.99
Typewriters > Bluffton,SC,USA
Ending: 2020-07-26 23:51:59 (GMT)
Vintage 1964 Brother Typewriter Model Activator 800T with Hardtop Nagoya Japan
Current Price: USD 24.99
Typewriters > Westfield,IN,USA
Ending: 2020-07-23 02:38:54 (GMT)
MINT Brother Activator 800T Typewriter w/ Original box Serial # E02J 6515407
Current Price: USD 150.00
Typewriters > High Point,NC,USA
Ending: 2020-08-16 11:13:45 (GMT)