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1979 Brother Wide-7 423 Serial # D91117058 1979 Brother Wide-7 423 typewriter, Serial # D91117058 Daniel Burgoyne's 1979 Brother Wide-7 423 typewriter. 2021-08-06 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Daniel Burgoyne: 1979 Brother Wide-7 423 Serial # D91117058 Local find in Ottawa, Canada, from private owner. It is super clean and in perfect working order. Just missing the owner's manual, which I found online.

It is the same design as the Kmart 300 deluxe 12 and similar to the Brother 750.

This machine is quite unique with its QWERTY keyboard and multilingual keys: German letter ├č and diacritical keys for both German and French. Pica serif 10 cpi typeface is very clear.

This keyboard is not as convenient as a Canada French keyboard for switching between typing in French and English but the flexibility of adding accents to capital letters makes this a more modern keyboard, like on a computer. No separate zero key is provided, use a capital letter O.

It types very well and feels solid, even if the body is plastic. Very happy with this find. It comes in a very good plastic case, that is still intact.

It has all the convenient features of bigger typewriters such as a light segment shift, a touch adjustment under the cover, standard bi-chrome ribbon, simple direct margin stops, 12-inch platen, carriage lock, scale on the paper bail, metal fingers for cards, half spacing spacebar, 1-1/2 line spacing, keyset tabulator with simple set and clear lever and repeat spacer key.

1979 Brother Wide-7 423 #D91117058

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Daniel Burgoyne (Ixzed23)
Created: 08-05-2021 at 02:07PM
Last Edit: 08-06-2021 at 10:57AM


Description:

Local find in Ottawa, Canada, from private owner. It is super clean and in perfect working order. Just missing the owner's manual, which I found online.

It is the same design as the Kmart 300 deluxe 12 and similar to the Brother 750.

This machine is quite unique with its QWERTY keyboard and multilingual keys: German letter ├č and diacritical keys for both German and French. Pica serif 10 cpi typeface is very clear.

This keyboard is not as convenient as a Canada French keyboard for switching between typing in French and English but the flexibility of adding accents to capital letters makes this a more modern keyboard, like on a computer. No separate zero key is provided, use a capital letter O.

It types very well and feels solid, even if the body is plastic. Very happy with this find. It comes in a very good plastic case, that is still intact.

It has all the convenient features of bigger typewriters such as a light segment shift, a touch adjustment under the cover, standard bi-chrome ribbon, simple direct margin stops, 12-inch platen, carriage lock, scale on the paper bail, metal fingers for cards, half spacing spacebar, 1-1/2 line spacing, keyset tabulator with simple set and clear lever and repeat spacer key.

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Hunter: Daniel Burgoyne (Ixzed23)

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Status: Typewriter Hunter
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Bonjour! I am from the region of Montreal, Quebec and moved to Ottawa, Ontario in 1992.

Amateur watchmaker and machinist, I love anything mechanical, hydraulic or electric. I have restored American and Canadian clocks and small lathes, milling machines and a jig bore.

Most of my typewriters have Canadian-French Qwerty keyboards, with some exception for rare finds.

You may contact me at em325@ncf.ca



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