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196X Campus (Nippo) Mark 1 Serial # 603890 196X Campus (Nippo) Mark 1 typewriter, Serial # 603890 Tom Beauvais's 196X Campus (Nippo) Mark 1 typewriter. 2017-06-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tom Beauvais: 196X Campus (Nippo) Mark 1 Serial # 603890 "Campus Mark 1" and made in Japan by Nippo.The machine in grey metal with green keycaps suggests 1950s. But apparently it is of 196X date
Stylish looking machine. Interesting gull-wing ribbon covers. No ribbon on machine but new one was in case. Typing with carbon resulted in smudging each character making it impossible to read--thus no typeface sample. Some keys were sticking. Came with nice tan case like in brochure and two brochures. Got this at Ohio antique mall and was intrigued by the style but have no knowledge of Japanese made typewriters. I no longer own this machine.

196X Campus (Nippo) Mark 1 #603890

Status: Sightings
Created: 06-12-2017 at 01:39PM
Last Edit: 06-20-2017 at 08:32PM


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"Campus Mark 1" and made in Japan by Nippo.The machine in grey metal with green keycaps suggests 1950s. But apparently it is of 196X date
Stylish looking machine. Interesting gull-wing ribbon covers. No ribbon on machine but new one was in case. Typing with carbon resulted in smudging each character making it impossible to read--thus no typeface sample. Some keys were sticking. Came with nice tan case like in brochure and two brochures. Got this at Ohio antique mall and was intrigued by the style but have no knowledge of Japanese made typewriters. I no longer own this machine.

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Interesting ledge on sides.
Interesting ledge on sides.









Hunter: Tom Beauvais (TomA2Mich)

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Changed my collecting priorities to portables except the Olympia SG3 with the cyrillic keyboard and my Underwood No. 5--those beasts are too heavy. Sold my earlier typewriters to a friend. I had too many. I use carbon paper for typefaces when the machines have faint ribbons. I take photos with my Canon Powershot SX50HS (50x optical zoom and macro settings). I find it difficult doing typeface specimens since I use a Corsair K70 RGB gaming keyboard plugged into my 15-in Macbook. I got it solely for the deep key travel. I have fun hunting machines in antique malls in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.



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