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1978 Brother Charger 12 Serial # J81674263 1978 Brother Charger 12 typewriter, Serial # J81674263 Jonathan Sprung's 1978 Brother Charger 12 typewriter. 2023-12-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jonathan Sprung: 1978 Brother Charger 12 Serial # J81674263 Now, with the Brother Chargers, it seems people either love them or hate them. Me, I love them. They're near indestructible on a budget, a real triumph of functionality and with very few plastic parts. I have owned one most of my life. So when I saw this case in a thrift shop, thinking it would be an electric, I was pleasantly surprised to find a very rare Brother Charger 12. There have been a few on online auctions and in some videos over the past decade, but I had never actually seen one in person until I flipped the lid on this case.

This one has some superficial ink marks that haven't been wiped off and have set in. Unfortunate, but it happens. The ribbon reverse mechanism could use some adjustment, and there are some slugs not hitting properly, so I will have to get in and tinker a bit. But all in all a great score.

1978 Brother Charger 12 #J81674263

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Jonathan Sprung (Jonathan)
Created: 12-10-2023 at 07:51AM
Last Edit: 12-10-2023 at 07:51AM


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Now, with the Brother Chargers, it seems people either love them or hate them. Me, I love them. They're near indestructible on a budget, a real triumph of functionality and with very few plastic parts. I have owned one most of my life. So when I saw this case in a thrift shop, thinking it would be an electric, I was pleasantly surprised to find a very rare Brother Charger 12. There have been a few on online auctions and in some videos over the past decade, but I had never actually seen one in person until I flipped the lid on this case.

This one has some superficial ink marks that haven't been wiped off and have set in. Unfortunate, but it happens. The ribbon reverse mechanism could use some adjustment, and there are some slugs not hitting properly, so I will have to get in and tinker a bit. But all in all a great score.

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Hunter: Jonathan Sprung (Jonathan)

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I have been collecting typewriters all my life, starting with a 1980's Brother Charger 11 (which I no longer have, but have replaced with an identical machine). I have well over 60 typewriters now, with a few rare portables. Some are interesting or odd, but most of mine are common machines.

My wife and I have made a deal, that I can keep buying typewriters if she can keep buying shoes. Fair enough! *shrugs*



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