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1970 Montgomery Ward Signature 812D Serial # G0723202 1970 Montgomery Ward Signature 812D typewriter, Serial # G0723202 Todd Payne's 1970 Montgomery Ward Signature 812D typewriter. 2019-10-30 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Todd Payne: 1970 Montgomery Ward Signature 812D Serial # G0723202 The elusive and wonderful Signature 812D occupies a niche of heavy almost standard sizes Brother machines intended for the business or perhaps Pro-Sumer market segment if such a thing existed perhaps it didn't as they and their, ahem, manual Brothers (510 etc) didn't seem to last long despite their virtues. There only vice a fairly heavy carriage. But this is eliminated with the addition of electricity. For future reference the on feet adjustment has two locking nuts underneath that are almost 1/4 inch. Loosen them then turn slotted screw heads from the top of the machine to make on feet adjustments. Drive belt, long may it last, is an unfamiliar toothed and orange belt about 1/4 in across. No idea what to substitute for it of it breaks - the Achilles heal of all but SCM electrics. Enjoy!

1970 Montgomery Ward Signature 812D #G0723202

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-30-2019 at 06:17PM
Last Edit: 10-30-2019 at 06:25PM


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The elusive and wonderful Signature 812D occupies a niche of heavy almost standard sizes Brother machines intended for the business or perhaps Pro-Sumer market segment if such a thing existed perhaps it didn't as they and their, ahem, manual Brothers (510 etc) didn't seem to last long despite their virtues. There only vice a fairly heavy carriage. But this is eliminated with the addition of electricity. For future reference the on feet adjustment has two locking nuts underneath that are almost 1/4 inch. Loosen them then turn slotted screw heads from the top of the machine to make on feet adjustments. Drive belt, long may it last, is an unfamiliar toothed and orange belt about 1/4 in across. No idea what to substitute for it of it breaks - the Achilles heal of all but SCM electrics. Enjoy!

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Lever is a life saver if machine is stuck as mine was upon arrival
Lever is a life saver if machine is stuck as mine was upon arrival


Segment on feet adjustments (left side). Loosen lock nut (1/4inch - oddly not metric) below first then turn slotted screw from ABOVE.
Segment on feet adjustments (left side). Loosen lock nut (1/4inch - oddly not metric) below first then turn slotted screw from ABOVE.

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