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1977 Sears Achiever Serial # B7886567 1977 Sears Achiever typewriter, Serial # B7886567 Andrew Nold's 1977 Sears Achiever typewriter. 2022-12-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Andrew Nold: 1977 Sears Achiever Serial # B7886567 This Sears typewriter is from a local college, and is a resource for R.A.s in the dorms. I was invited in to view the typewriter, and demonstrate operation and proper use. I took the opportunity to gather a typeface sample and see how it worked! The first thing I noticed was the typewriter itself had seen much better days. The plastic case was broken in multiple places, and there was a notable layer of dust everywhere in the typewriter. In addition, there was a price tag and colored drawings with googly eyes on the typewriter.

However, overlooking aesthetic damages, the typewriter was a joy to use. As compared to other portable manual typewriters I've used, the keys felt solid and had a pleasing travel. Operation of the shift and spacer worked well, and the repeat spacer was a nice touch. The bell had a pleasing tone, and the keys had solid strokes. I only had a few minutes to use the typewriter, but its pleasing operation left me wanting to sit down for an hour or two and write a long multipage letter.

1977 Sears Achiever #B7886567

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Andrew Nold (EagleJuan)
Created: 12-15-2022 at 11:46AM
Last Edit: 12-15-2022 at 11:46AM


Description:

This Sears typewriter is from a local college, and is a resource for R.A.s in the dorms. I was invited in to view the typewriter, and demonstrate operation and proper use. I took the opportunity to gather a typeface sample and see how it worked! The first thing I noticed was the typewriter itself had seen much better days. The plastic case was broken in multiple places, and there was a notable layer of dust everywhere in the typewriter. In addition, there was a price tag and colored drawings with googly eyes on the typewriter.

However, overlooking aesthetic damages, the typewriter was a joy to use. As compared to other portable manual typewriters I've used, the keys felt solid and had a pleasing travel. Operation of the shift and spacer worked well, and the repeat spacer was a nice touch. The bell had a pleasing tone, and the keys had solid strokes. I only had a few minutes to use the typewriter, but its pleasing operation left me wanting to sit down for an hour or two and write a long multipage letter.

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The typewriter has an interesting aesthetic! Even with the doodles and googly eyes, the original detailing shows through.
The typewriter has an interesting aesthetic! Even with the doodles and googly eyes, the original detailing shows through.

It seems that the brown cover was mildly cracked. I was thinking that the brown plastic might have been a weaker plastic than the beige base.
It seems that the brown cover was mildly cracked. I was thinking that the brown plastic might have been a weaker plastic than the beige base.

I quite enjoyed the highlights on the repeat spacer and tab button. The keyboard has a solid action and felt really good to use. Almost no lateral movement on the keys.
I quite enjoyed the highlights on the repeat spacer and tab button. The keyboard has a solid action and felt really good to use. Almost no lateral movement on the keys.

Back serial plate.
Back serial plate.

The bell had a great tone! But it was very dirty. It needed some TLC!
The bell had a great tone! But it was very dirty. It needed some TLC!

The spacing selector worked well! Solid and reliable action.
The spacing selector worked well! Solid and reliable action.

Hunter: Andrew Nold (EagleJuan)

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