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1966 Montgomery Ward Signature 510 Serial # G6301989 1966 Montgomery Ward Signature 510 typewriter, Serial # G6301989 John Reilley's 1966 Montgomery Ward Signature 510 typewriter. 2021-06-25 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Reilley: 1966 Montgomery Ward Signature 510 Serial # G6301989 eBay find. This machine sadly had the hook that pushes the tab stops down snapped off inside its case at some point in its life, so no setting tabs for you! This is an example of a machine that I WANT to love so badly, but just can't. There's so many incredible features, like the full length card guides and the paper injector, but when I sit down to type with this machine, the action is almost antithetical to how I type. I am always outrunning the typebars on this machine, and I know it's not gunk because I cleared out and oiled and cleared out the mechanism out the whazoo, but no luck, this is just a slow, hard typer. Setting the touch control to high can help the type bars return quickly, but even then I wouldn't ever call this machine 'snappy'. Alas poor 510, you were to be the belle of my Brother collection, yet we are on different wavelengths, and cannot connect. On a positive note, the platen is crazy soft and couples with the soft materials of everything else on here and the slow action, this is officially the quietest typewriter I have ever experienced. Seriously I could late night type with his thing and wake nobody up, even if they were in the same room. It's amazing, and adds yet more frustration that we can't just get along with each other!

1966 Montgomery Ward Signature 510 #G6301989

Status: My Collection
Hunter: John Reilley (jcreilley)
Created: 06-24-2021 at 10:15PM
Last Edit: 06-25-2021 at 10:41PM


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eBay find. This machine sadly had the hook that pushes the tab stops down snapped off inside its case at some point in its life, so no setting tabs for you! This is an example of a machine that I WANT to love so badly, but just can't. There's so many incredible features, like the full length card guides and the paper injector, but when I sit down to type with this machine, the action is almost antithetical to how I type. I am always outrunning the typebars on this machine, and I know it's not gunk because I cleared out and oiled and cleared out the mechanism out the whazoo, but no luck, this is just a slow, hard typer. Setting the touch control to high can help the type bars return quickly, but even then I wouldn't ever call this machine 'snappy'. Alas poor 510, you were to be the belle of my Brother collection, yet we are on different wavelengths, and cannot connect. On a positive note, the platen is crazy soft and couples with the soft materials of everything else on here and the slow action, this is officially the quietest typewriter I have ever experienced. Seriously I could late night type with his thing and wake nobody up, even if they were in the same room. It's amazing, and adds yet more frustration that we can't just get along with each other!

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This has a great case, too. It has removeable clamps to convert the whole thing to a piece of standard luggage, like a Smith Corona Holiday case. Seriously, why does this machine have to be so cool but type so badly?!?!
This has a great case, too. It has removeable clamps to convert the whole thing to a piece of standard luggage, like a Smith Corona Holiday case. Seriously, why does this machine have to be so cool but type so badly?!?!

These profile shots are always the Brother money shot for me. Love the curves!
These profile shots are always the Brother money shot for me. Love the curves!

The blue crown!
The blue crown!

Hunter: John Reilley (jcreilley)

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I'm a high school English teacher. Whenever I have to teach my students how to format a paper, I unleash a flock of Charger 11's at them! (they love it). I am most interested in the Brother brand, but I dabble in any and all machines.



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