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1968 Montgomery Ward Signature 440T Serial # B8860433 1968 Montgomery Ward Signature 440T typewriter, Serial # B8860433 Ted Munk's 1968 Montgomery Ward Signature 440T typewriter. 2014-09-29 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ted Munk: 1968 Montgomery Ward Signature 440T Serial # B8860433 Amusingly, I found this second 440T that is exactly a month newer than my previous 440T. Identical except that it has an interesting Elite font that is somewhat less serif-heavy than the normal Brother typefaces.

I should note that while I very much like all Brother JP-1's, it's these plastic-shelled ones I prefer typing on for long spells. The action feels slightly more cushioned than the metal shelled ones, and reminds me of what I wish Olympia would have made their ultra-portables feel like. Additionally, the plastic shell gives it a much more pleasant and quieter typing sound, unlike the shrill tinny sound of the metal-shelled JP-1's.

The extended platen knobs of the 440T make for a machine that won't quite fit into cases that other JP-1's can fit in, and that's the one drawback of the machine - the oversized, ugly clamshell case it requires. On the plus side, the extended carriage knobs and fat carriage release lever make the carriage much easier and more pleasant to manipulate than is usually the case in an ultra-portable.

The carriage lock is Lettera 32 style and pokes out the left side of the carriage.

1968 Montgomery Ward Signature 440T #B8860433

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-27-2013 at 12:07PM
Last Edit: 09-29-2014 at 07:38PM


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Amusingly, I found this second 440T that is exactly a month newer than my previous 440T. Identical except that it has an interesting Elite font that is somewhat less serif-heavy than the normal Brother typefaces.

I should note that while I very much like all Brother JP-1's, it's these plastic-shelled ones I prefer typing on for long spells. The action feels slightly more cushioned than the metal shelled ones, and reminds me of what I wish Olympia would have made their ultra-portables feel like. Additionally, the plastic shell gives it a much more pleasant and quieter typing sound, unlike the shrill tinny sound of the metal-shelled JP-1's.

The extended platen knobs of the 440T make for a machine that won't quite fit into cases that other JP-1's can fit in, and that's the one drawback of the machine - the oversized, ugly clamshell case it requires. On the plus side, the extended carriage knobs and fat carriage release lever make the carriage much easier and more pleasant to manipulate than is usually the case in an ultra-portable.

The carriage lock is Lettera 32 style and pokes out the left side of the carriage.

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