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1969 Brother Pro-Line 707 Serial # H9506897 1969 Brother Pro-Line 707 typewriter, Serial # H9506897 Julian Zadorozny's 1969 Brother Pro-Line 707 typewriter. 2023-06-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Julian Zadorozny: 1969 Brother Pro-Line 707 Serial # H9506897 I always wanted to write fiction. In nineteen ninety-nine I dropped out of the University of Western Ontario. I moved back to Toronto and right downtown. Without much money I sold what I could to pay for rent. I couldn't afford a computer. On the corner of Queen Street West and Bathurst Street sat many antique shops. In one stood a large shelf of typewriters. In the middle the Brother sat so small and sleek, perfect for a one-bedroom apartment. For fifty dollars the typewriter was mine to use.

I wrote eight hours a day on that machine. Writing hundreds of stories plus a novel for the first two years. As I kept writing I never once had it repaired. Even when my girlfriend threw the typewriter down a flight of stairs, leaving a small dent under the serial number, it didn't need a service.

The Brother Pro-Line 707 is a quick typer.
A machine that I could write fast without the annoyance of skipping keys.

I've owned the Brother for twenty-two years, and with two services under its belt, I work on it to this day. I love this machine. This is the typewriter I started with, and if all the others disappeared, this will be the one I finish with. An easy-to-use tab helps keep the writing smooth as well as stripped down options i.e.: three colour ribbon selector, paper rest and even a touch selector which I doubt even really functions. A workhorse.

This typewriter was once owned by a young woman who trained to work as a secretary. She lived in Walkerton, Ontario, Canada. Her information forms were left inside the zipper case. The forms have been lost, but I hope I find those sheets again. This Brother Pro-Line 707 is a wonderful machine.

1969 Brother Pro-Line 707 #H9506897

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Julian Zadorozny (Kuliano1977)
Created: 10-26-2022 at 07:30PM
Last Edit: 06-18-2023 at 06:18PM


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I always wanted to write fiction. In nineteen ninety-nine I dropped out of the University of Western Ontario. I moved back to Toronto and right downtown. Without much money I sold what I could to pay for rent. I couldn't afford a computer. On the corner of Queen Street West and Bathurst Street sat many antique shops. In one stood a large shelf of typewriters. In the middle the Brother sat so small and sleek, perfect for a one-bedroom apartment. For fifty dollars the typewriter was mine to use.

I wrote eight hours a day on that machine. Writing hundreds of stories plus a novel for the first two years. As I kept writing I never once had it repaired. Even when my girlfriend threw the typewriter down a flight of stairs, leaving a small dent under the serial number, it didn't need a service.

The Brother Pro-Line 707 is a quick typer.
A machine that I could write fast without the annoyance of skipping keys.

I've owned the Brother for twenty-two years, and with two services under its belt, I work on it to this day. I love this machine. This is the typewriter I started with, and if all the others disappeared, this will be the one I finish with. An easy-to-use tab helps keep the writing smooth as well as stripped down options i.e.: three colour ribbon selector, paper rest and even a touch selector which I doubt even really functions. A workhorse.

This typewriter was once owned by a young woman who trained to work as a secretary. She lived in Walkerton, Ontario, Canada. Her information forms were left inside the zipper case. The forms have been lost, but I hope I find those sheets again. This Brother Pro-Line 707 is a wonderful machine.

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You can see the dent just below the serial number. where the Brother was hurled down a flight of stairs. Tough machine.
You can see the dent just below the serial number. where the Brother was hurled down a flight of stairs. Tough machine.



Hunter: Julian Zadorozny (Kuliano1977)

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I purchased my first typewriter in 2000: Brother Pro-Line 707 built in 1969.
I wrote eight hours a day, seven days a week on that tiny machine. I wrote my first unpublished novel and hundreds of short stories on the Brother.
In 2020 I decided to purchase my second typewriter. At ten and counting, I still use and collect these amazing tools for writing.



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