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1969 Brother Opus 900 Serial # K9328194 1969 Brother Opus 900 typewriter, Serial # K9328194 Daniel Burgoyne's 1969 Brother Opus 900 typewriter. 2022-04-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Daniel Burgoyne: 1969 Brother Opus 900 Serial # K9328194 This is the only Opus 900 that I have seen anywhere. In 2014, Richard Polt posted a similar model, the Opus 901. it matches the mechanism and caracteristics of the rare JP-3 "full size portable" described in EtCetera No.100, December 2012.

It came in an original solid case made in Japan, similar to the Smith-Corona holiday case. The typewriter is a bit dusty in the segment but otherwise very clean and in excellent condition. Paint is worn on the shell, left and right of the space bar.

I found it locally, 2 mins from my home. I bought it as soon as I saw its French-Canadian QWERTY keyboard, not knowing it was a rare model. I was stunned to see metal spools with cotton ribbon still in good conditions on this typewriter.

The carriage is hefty, it is a segment shift, has 0 to 3 line spacing with halves in between, a paper injector and large and individually spring loaded Perspex line indicator. Keyset tabulator with a brake to slow down the carriage for a real professional typewriter. The sensitive touch control lever actually makes a noticeable difference.

The best thing about this typewriter is that it is a solid and serious machine, albeit with a stiffer key touch action than the other Brother typewriters in my collection.

1969 Brother Opus 900 #K9328194

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Daniel Burgoyne (Ixzed23)
Created: 12-11-2021 at 03:32PM
Last Edit: 04-24-2022 at 07:14PM


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This is the only Opus 900 that I have seen anywhere. In 2014, Richard Polt posted a similar model, the Opus 901. it matches the mechanism and caracteristics of the rare JP-3 "full size portable" described in EtCetera No.100, December 2012.

It came in an original solid case made in Japan, similar to the Smith-Corona holiday case. The typewriter is a bit dusty in the segment but otherwise very clean and in excellent condition. Paint is worn on the shell, left and right of the space bar.

I found it locally, 2 mins from my home. I bought it as soon as I saw its French-Canadian QWERTY keyboard, not knowing it was a rare model. I was stunned to see metal spools with cotton ribbon still in good conditions on this typewriter.

The carriage is hefty, it is a segment shift, has 0 to 3 line spacing with halves in between, a paper injector and large and individually spring loaded Perspex line indicator. Keyset tabulator with a brake to slow down the carriage for a real professional typewriter. The sensitive touch control lever actually makes a noticeable difference.

The best thing about this typewriter is that it is a solid and serious machine, albeit with a stiffer key touch action than the other Brother typewriters in my collection.

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Original metal label of the vendor in Ottawa, Canada.
Original metal label of the vendor in Ottawa, Canada.

Push ribbon cover back and lift the front to remove.
Push ribbon cover back and lift the front to remove.


French-Canadian keyboard
French-Canadian keyboard

Hunter: Daniel Burgoyne (Ixzed23)

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Bonjour! I am from the region of Montreal, Quebec and moved to Ottawa, Ontario in 1992.

Amateur watchmaker and machinist, I love anything mechanical, hydraulic or electric. I have restored American and Canadian clocks and small lathes, milling machines and a jig bore.

Most of my typewriters have Canadian-French Qwerty keyboards, with some exception for rare finds.



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