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1970 Eatons (Silver Seiko) 400 Serial # 10563190 1970 Eatons (Silver Seiko) 400 typewriter, Serial # 10563190 Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters's 1970 Eatons (Silver Seiko) 400 typewriter. 2018-03-06 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters: 1970 Eatons (Silver Seiko) 400 Serial # 10563190 I bought this Eaton 400 for $5.00 CAD back in 2015. It is the rarer equivalent of the Royal Mercury, Royal Tab-O-Matic, Royal 200, etc. It was sold by Eaton's in the 1970's. This typewriter is surprisingly very nice to type on. I am a fan of the Silver-Seiko line, as well as the 1960's/1970's Brother portables, so I was attracted to this typewriter when it came up for sale for craigslist, for mere change. The machine works very well. Besides minor rust spotting throughout the mechanism which I have neutralized and is non-progressive, this typewriter is cosmetically as well as mechanically very close to being perfect. Despite the fact that this year (2018) it is 48 years old, the machine works flawlessly and looks like it came off the factory line yesterday. There is not a mark on the paint, and even the design makes you question whether it really is that old, but it is.
The machine is very compact, which I like. It does not take up a lot of room, but you still have the opportunity to experience this funny little mechanism. With a spring-loaded carriage return arm, and a long way to punch the keys in, this typewriter makes itself present to be a bigger machine than it really is. So, yes! I recommend the Eaton 400. It's a gem, and in a smashing color.

- Dirk

1970 Eatons (Silver Seiko) 400 #10563190

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters (venneburgtypewriters)
Created: 03-06-2018 at 01:12PM
Last Edit: 03-06-2018 at 03:49PM


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I bought this Eaton 400 for $5.00 CAD back in 2015. It is the rarer equivalent of the Royal Mercury, Royal Tab-O-Matic, Royal 200, etc. It was sold by Eaton's in the 1970's. This typewriter is surprisingly very nice to type on. I am a fan of the Silver-Seiko line, as well as the 1960's/1970's Brother portables, so I was attracted to this typewriter when it came up for sale for craigslist, for mere change. The machine works very well. Besides minor rust spotting throughout the mechanism which I have neutralized and is non-progressive, this typewriter is cosmetically as well as mechanically very close to being perfect. Despite the fact that this year (2018) it is 48 years old, the machine works flawlessly and looks like it came off the factory line yesterday. There is not a mark on the paint, and even the design makes you question whether it really is that old, but it is.
The machine is very compact, which I like. It does not take up a lot of room, but you still have the opportunity to experience this funny little mechanism. With a spring-loaded carriage return arm, and a long way to punch the keys in, this typewriter makes itself present to be a bigger machine than it really is. So, yes! I recommend the Eaton 400. It's a gem, and in a smashing color.

- Dirk

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This gallery represents the machines owned by good friends Dirk Plante and Sean Doole, who reside in British Columbia, Canada. Together they have established Venneburg Typewriters, a partnership that to date has seen over 400 typewriters since 2009. Here you will find the machines that are currently still in possession or that have come and gone since December 2017.

***As of July 2020, this collection now also represents pieces from the collection of Troy Krahn!



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