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1971 Montgomery Ward Signature 511D Serial # A1176230 1971 Montgomery Ward Signature 511D typewriter, Serial # A1176230 Mark Rosenzweig's 1971 Montgomery Ward Signature 511D typewriter. 2019-07-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Rosenzweig: 1971 Montgomery Ward Signature 511D Serial # A1176230 Made by Brother in Japan for Montgomery Wards. This is an updated version of the Signature 510. It features a cast-metal body with far fewer external screws showing than on the sheet metal body of the 510, but a slightly less heavy-duty construction. It also adds a repeat spacer and one key with interchangeable type (indicated by the red key cap) on to which a "Dial-A-Type" element can be installed over the existing type slug. Has cursive type.

I now (7/2019) have switched the +/= slug for a "dial-a-type" element that not only contains +/ = but also various mathematical symbols.

1971 Montgomery Ward Signature 511D #A1176230

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mark Rosenzweig (MarkR)
Created: 03-13-2014 at 01:55PM
Last Edit: 07-15-2019 at 01:45PM


Description:

Made by Brother in Japan for Montgomery Wards. This is an updated version of the Signature 510. It features a cast-metal body with far fewer external screws showing than on the sheet metal body of the 510, but a slightly less heavy-duty construction. It also adds a repeat spacer and one key with interchangeable type (indicated by the red key cap) on to which a "Dial-A-Type" element can be installed over the existing type slug. Has cursive type.

I now (7/2019) have switched the +/= slug for a "dial-a-type" element that not only contains +/ = but also various mathematical symbols.

Typeface Specimen:

Hunter: Mark Rosenzweig (MarkR)

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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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