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1972 Brother Activator 899 Serial # A2934666 1972 Brother Activator 899 typewriter, Serial # A2934666 Currie Russell's 1972 Brother Activator 899 typewriter. 2021-01-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Currie Russell: 1972 Brother Activator 899 Serial # A2934666 Acquired in Montreal right before COVID-19 started in Canada. French accent keys, accent circumflex and grave key is a dead key, Repeat Spacer, came with documentation.
Fellow who sold it to me said it belonged to his late father, and he was moving to France - was easier to take his father's wedding ring than lug the typewriter!

1972 Brother Activator 899 #A2934666

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Currie Russell (Airportguy)
Created: 01-23-2021 at 03:15PM
Last Edit: 01-23-2021 at 03:15PM


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Acquired in Montreal right before COVID-19 started in Canada. French accent keys, accent circumflex and grave key is a dead key, Repeat Spacer, came with documentation.
Fellow who sold it to me said it belonged to his late father, and he was moving to France - was easier to take his father's wedding ring than lug the typewriter!

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Hunter: Currie Russell (Airportguy)

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My father brought with him a Hermes Rocket when he emigrated from the UK to Canada in 1967 and I remember playing with it as a kid. This memory was reignited while I was in Montreal for work this past February and came across a stationery shop that had five typewriters in the window. When I got home, I went on the hunt for my first typewriter - caught the bug and haven't stopped!



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