1967 Brother Charger 870 #H7687485
Status: My Collection
Created: 07-29-2014 at 10:19AM
Last Edit: 07-29-2014 at 10:22AM
August 1967 build if I correctly understand the Brother serial number system.
An acquaintance who understands my obsession with typewriters found this Charger in the scrap metal pile at the dump. I was happy to give her $10 for the machine as I've been looking for a parts donor for a Fleetwood that I'm trying to resurrect. Unfortunately, the Charger is in perfect mechanical condition and types like a champ, so I can't in good conscience tear it apart. And I'm not even sure that I want to mess with its cosmetic appearance; there should be something left to remind me that it was a dump diver's find.
Hunter: Uwe Wachtendorf (Uwe)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Typewriter collector based in Toronto who prefers mid-century models.
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