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1967 Montgomery Ward Signature 511 Serial # M7789473 1967 Montgomery Ward Signature 511 typewriter, Serial # M7789473 Mei Travis's 1967 Montgomery Ward Signature 511 typewriter. 2022-10-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mei Travis: 1967 Montgomery Ward Signature 511 Serial # M7789473 My 6th Brother JP-3! Two Pica, two Script, and now two Elite. The Pica was my first typewriter and the 1969 Script model was my first cursive. This one came with a very special feature, the elusive Dial-a-Type element! Mine is the mathematical. Now I'm on the hunt for all of them! Then my Brother collection will be complete. :-D

1967 Montgomery Ward Signature 511 #M7789473

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)
Created: 09-25-2022 at 02:19PM
Last Edit: 10-12-2022 at 03:26PM


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My 6th Brother JP-3! Two Pica, two Script, and now two Elite. The Pica was my first typewriter and the 1969 Script model was my first cursive. This one came with a very special feature, the elusive Dial-a-Type element! Mine is the mathematical. Now I'm on the hunt for all of them! Then my Brother collection will be complete. :-D

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This is etched on the backside, not sure where it's from, but I do enjoy seeing the little bits of a typewriter's history.
This is etched on the backside, not sure where it's from, but I do enjoy seeing the little bits of a typewriter's history.

Busted case from poor packing for shipping, but my BF is going to try and repair this one and another busted the exact same way.
Busted case from poor packing for shipping, but my BF is going to try and repair this one and another busted the exact same way.

My boyfriend worked some soldering iron magic and repaired the cracks!
My boyfriend worked some soldering iron magic and repaired the cracks!

1970 Fall/Winter Montgomery Ward
1970 Fall/Winter Montgomery Ward

Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)

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During the quiet summer of 2020, I longed to use a typewriter again. After some online research and browsing, two Brother machines landed on my doorstep. A 1971 Montgomery Ward's Signature 511D and a creamy 1985 Sears ultraportable both ignited a fire I haven't felt in a long time. I quickly found Ted Munk, the Facebook groups, and the rest of the typewriter online community, where I learned how to fix them and appreciate them. By summer's end I had collected 20 typewriters to cure my pandemic blues. Now I'm obsessed about the different styles, the mechanics & repair, and their important history. Typewriters are an endless source of fascination as a literary medium, for creativity, a tinker-fest for machine geeks, and they still contribute to the economy. I truly enjoy learning how to bring mid-century or later typewriters back to life, even the electric ones, while completely in awe of the unique antiques that folks brilliantly restore. It warms my heart that there are others, and here we are sharing the same passions about typewriters together.



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