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1968 Brother JP-3 Serial # C8907646 1968 Brother JP-3 typewriter, Serial # C8907646 Sergei Viktorovich's 1968 Brother JP-3 typewriter. 2021-04-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Sergei Viktorovich: 1968 Brother JP-3 Serial # C8907646 UPD.: Now it finished)

This "handsome man" came to me from Ufa (Bashkiria) and cost me a thousand rubles (About 13.5 dollars).
I followed the sale ad for a long time and wondered if I really needed this lousy monster. In the end, my interest in a typewriter I had never seen before got the better of me, and I bought it.
When I got it from the delivery service and saw it firsthand for the first time, my first thought was, " WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING WITH THIS STUFF??!" - in real life, it looked much worse than in the photos in the ad. The paint has peeled off, a few keys and the space bar have fallen off, the spring rod was broken, and there are TONS of dirt and dust inside. But the absence of rust pleased me))

I spent the whole day soaking IT in hot water with washing powder - it was just disgusting to touch it. When the oil mixed with dirt came off, I dried everything with a hair dryer and began to remove each part separately and bring it to an acceptable condition.
Now the work with the mechanical part is completely finished. Technically typewriter is in perfect condition, works clearly, prints perfectly. By the way, in typing it feels completely different from its little "brothers".
I slightly modified the paper input lever. In the original, for one full pull of the lever, a sheet of paper is screwed into 12 lines. This is not enough to make the paper stand in the position which is necessary to start printing (according to the Russian standards the upper margin should be 2 centimeters). I made a cut in the right flap of the carriage and bent up the lever stop. Now the ratchet mechanism inserts the sheet exactly under the pressure frame, which corresponds to the standards)

Now it remains to paint the body of the machine. I can't make a choice between two colors - blue and emerald green. I don't have any green typewriters (except Hermes Baby, but it's green is boring).

1968 Brother JP-3 #C8907646

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Sergei Viktorovich (Sergei110)
Created: 03-19-2021 at 08:28AM
Last Edit: 04-13-2021 at 11:24AM


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UPD.: Now it finished)

This "handsome man" came to me from Ufa (Bashkiria) and cost me a thousand rubles (About 13.5 dollars).
I followed the sale ad for a long time and wondered if I really needed this lousy monster. In the end, my interest in a typewriter I had never seen before got the better of me, and I bought it.
When I got it from the delivery service and saw it firsthand for the first time, my first thought was, " WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING WITH THIS STUFF??!" - in real life, it looked much worse than in the photos in the ad. The paint has peeled off, a few keys and the space bar have fallen off, the spring rod was broken, and there are TONS of dirt and dust inside. But the absence of rust pleased me))

I spent the whole day soaking IT in hot water with washing powder - it was just disgusting to touch it. When the oil mixed with dirt came off, I dried everything with a hair dryer and began to remove each part separately and bring it to an acceptable condition.
Now the work with the mechanical part is completely finished. Technically typewriter is in perfect condition, works clearly, prints perfectly. By the way, in typing it feels completely different from its little "brothers".
I slightly modified the paper input lever. In the original, for one full pull of the lever, a sheet of paper is screwed into 12 lines. This is not enough to make the paper stand in the position which is necessary to start printing (according to the Russian standards the upper margin should be 2 centimeters). I made a cut in the right flap of the carriage and bent up the lever stop. Now the ratchet mechanism inserts the sheet exactly under the pressure frame, which corresponds to the standards)

Now it remains to paint the body of the machine. I can't make a choice between two colors - blue and emerald green. I don't have any green typewriters (except Hermes Baby, but it's green is boring).

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Hunter: Sergei Viktorovich (Sergei110)

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Hi everyone!
I'm Sergei, I was made in Russia)
A psychologist, a collector of all sorts of vintage junk, typewriters, alarm clocks, and so on.
I love typewriters, and typewriters love me))
I wouldn't call myself a HUNTER - I just love typewriters, use them and collect some of them.



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