1973 Brother Young Elite #K3278800
Created: 08-24-2015 at 08:19PM
Last Edit: 08-16-2016 at 04:18AM
Lovely machine in pristine shape. Plastic and carriage shift are main drawbacks. Light, easy to carry, pretty quiet. Types well but the feel is a bit mushy as many of these plastic machines seem to be. Handy little pop-up button for paper support. Mostly it's about the color and the styling - snazzy!
Keeping this one in the car with my camping chair and card table with a pad of paper and a fresh ribbon installed - perfect balance of performance, panache and expendability (don't tell her!) for outdoor writing excursions.
Selling this typewriter today to someone who wants a good work machine. I've used it a lot and a bit sad to see it go. But I have a customer! I feel like a real typewriter dealer now. :-D
(Japan domestic market)
Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.
From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.
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