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1978 Brother Charger 11 Serial # G83494141 1978 Brother Charger 11 typewriter, Serial # G83494141 Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters's 1978 Brother Charger 11 typewriter. 2019-01-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters: 1978 Brother Charger 11 Serial # G83494141 These brawny little Brother portable typewriters are a true example of a wolf in sheep's clothing. Every variant of the JP-1 has undergone critical scrutiny in the community of typewriter enthusiasts, where there is a wide spectrum of lovers and haters. On the one hand, the argument of build-quality and mechanical sustainability is debatable, as I personally have seen these machines in various states of affairs. Although I have yet to come across a Brother typewriter that does not work, the questionable build material has always left me scratching my head as to why an ultra-portable typewriter of this caliber can function so well on the seemingly insubstantial constitution that it's manufactured with. But it has and it does, even after decades of production. This particular example is in fairly common condition. The aesthetic state is nothing to write home about but not necessarily terrible either. It has the occasional nick or dent in the bottom plate, and at some point during service or the replacement of a ribbon, inky fingerprints were administered to the finish and never wiped off. After considerable time, this has become embedded into the clear-coat, and unfortunately all the measures I am familiar with that preserve the original coat, but would remove any residue have failed in an attempt to bring it back up to par. However, a large portion has vanished, and the typewriter is notably more pleasant to look at then when first encountered. Mechanically it's solid. It has the occasional rust-spot which is typical on the cheap metal Brother used, but there is no bending or warping of any kind worth noting. This little lad has quite some life left in it. The platen happens to be in sublime shape, by chance. Apologies for the occasional shaky photo. Alas a digital camera from 2004 is not the greatest at photographing in darker areas.

~ Dirk

1978 Brother Charger 11 #G83494141

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters (venneburgtypewriters)
Created: 01-18-2019 at 02:24PM
Last Edit: 01-18-2019 at 02:26PM


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These brawny little Brother portable typewriters are a true example of a wolf in sheep's clothing. Every variant of the JP-1 has undergone critical scrutiny in the community of typewriter enthusiasts, where there is a wide spectrum of lovers and haters. On the one hand, the argument of build-quality and mechanical sustainability is debatable, as I personally have seen these machines in various states of affairs. Although I have yet to come across a Brother typewriter that does not work, the questionable build material has always left me scratching my head as to why an ultra-portable typewriter of this caliber can function so well on the seemingly insubstantial constitution that it's manufactured with. But it has and it does, even after decades of production. This particular example is in fairly common condition. The aesthetic state is nothing to write home about but not necessarily terrible either. It has the occasional nick or dent in the bottom plate, and at some point during service or the replacement of a ribbon, inky fingerprints were administered to the finish and never wiped off. After considerable time, this has become embedded into the clear-coat, and unfortunately all the measures I am familiar with that preserve the original coat, but would remove any residue have failed in an attempt to bring it back up to par. However, a large portion has vanished, and the typewriter is notably more pleasant to look at then when first encountered. Mechanically it's solid. It has the occasional rust-spot which is typical on the cheap metal Brother used, but there is no bending or warping of any kind worth noting. This little lad has quite some life left in it. The platen happens to be in sublime shape, by chance. Apologies for the occasional shaky photo. Alas a digital camera from 2004 is not the greatest at photographing in darker areas.

~ Dirk

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This gallery represents the machines owned by good friends Dirk Plante and Sean Doole, who reside in British Columbia, Canada. Together they have established Venneburg Typewriters, a partnership that to date has seen over 400 typewriters since 2009. Here you will find the machines that are currently still in possession or that have come and gone since December 2017.

***As of July 2020, this collection now also represents pieces from the collection of Troy Krahn!



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