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1968 Commodore 2200 Serial # 8221114402 1968 Commodore 2200 typewriter, Serial # 8221114402 James Gifford's 1968 Commodore 2200 typewriter. 2020-10-30 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1968 Commodore 2200 Serial # 8221114402 I didn't intend to collect Commodores, but suddenly I have two. I know Commodore rebranded Consuls, but I couldn't find enough information on this particular machine to determine which model or year it is. It most closely resembles a 2200, though it has a tab key and the other example on here does not. Any help to narrow down the model and year would be appreciated! It's a dandy to type on. The key tops are slightly recessed, which feels great on the fingers, and it has a basket shift. It doesn't really look like much, but it's built for long-distance writing.

1968 Commodore 2200 #8221114402

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Created: 09-04-2016 at 02:11PM
Last Edit: 10-30-2020 at 12:18PM


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I didn't intend to collect Commodores, but suddenly I have two. I know Commodore rebranded Consuls, but I couldn't find enough information on this particular machine to determine which model or year it is. It most closely resembles a 2200, though it has a tab key and the other example on here does not. Any help to narrow down the model and year would be appreciated! It's a dandy to type on. The key tops are slightly recessed, which feels great on the fingers, and it has a basket shift. It doesn't really look like much, but it's built for long-distance writing.

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This model has a Tab key
This model has a Tab key

Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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