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1974 Sears Manual 2 Serial # L4223361 1974 Sears Manual 2 typewriter, Serial # L4223361 Michael Hoehne's 1974 Sears Manual 2 typewriter. 2020-04-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1974 Sears Manual 2 Serial # L4223361 Made in Japan for Sears, though I don’t know which factory; maybe someone here can recognize whether it’s Brother or Nakajima. Good condition. The shell was once whiter and has yellowed with exposure. Has a new-style double-wall molded case. Types adequately and has a wide carriage. It has a different kind of auto paragraph indent, which works in conjunction with the carriage return only, not as a special kind of tab like the others I have seen. That double-arrow key on the right performs THREE functions: margin release, auto paragraph indent, and key unjamming.

1974 Sears Manual 2 #L4223361

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Hunter: Michael Hoehne (mhoehne)
Created: 05-31-2014 at 05:28PM
Last Edit: 04-24-2020 at 08:26AM


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Made in Japan for Sears, though I don’t know which factory; maybe someone here can recognize whether it’s Brother or Nakajima. Good condition. The shell was once whiter and has yellowed with exposure. Has a new-style double-wall molded case. Types adequately and has a wide carriage. It has a different kind of auto paragraph indent, which works in conjunction with the carriage return only, not as a special kind of tab like the others I have seen. That double-arrow key on the right performs THREE functions: margin release, auto paragraph indent, and key unjamming.

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