1970 Brother Echelon 77 #L0936157
Created: 03-16-2014 at 08:32AM
Last Edit: 03-16-2014 at 08:35AM
This was my first encounter with a Brother whose top shell lifts off (including the ribbon cover, the area surrounding the keyboard, and the sides). This shell is metal while the underlying base is plastic.
Overall, this design continues Brother's high-quality manufacturing and good features, such as tabulator (with fixed tab stops) and touch control. It types neatly and cleanly.
There are many different Brother "Echelon" models, including several in this size and with this body design. I haven't worked out all the variations and how they differ.
Hunter: Richard Polt (richardpolt)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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