1969 Brother Pro-Line 715 #G9462174
Status: My Collection
Created: 04-12-2014 at 08:13AM
Last Edit: 04-12-2014 at 08:20AM
This large Brother portable has features that other Brother machines lack, such as ribbon selection via push buttons, a paper insertion lever, and the ability to take a "dial-a-type" element, as indicated by the red key top for + =. This machine has such a dial-a-type element, which you can see as the cylindrical element on the type bar farthest to the right (the + = type bar) and for which I've provided a separate photo. This element provides six pairs of characters, which are selected by rotating the element. On this element, the element has accents, an upside down exclamation point and question mark for Spanish, a British pound currency symbol as well as + =.
Hunter: Mark Rosenzweig (MarkR)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I have collected typewriters since the early 1970s. My first collectible machine was a Mignon, but I also had everyday typers then, first a Voss ST-24 and an Olivetti Praxis 48, and then a Hermes 3000 and a Hermes 10. Over the last decade or so, I've turned my focus from early machines (Lambert, Blickensderfer, Hammond, Smith-Premier, etc.) to portables.
Besides typewriters, I also am avid about Studebakers, and have had a 1964 Studebaker GT Hawk since 1979.
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