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1980 Boots (Silver-Seiko) PT 400 Serial # 10481241 1980 Boots (Silver-Seiko) PT 400 typewriter, Serial # 10481241 Todd Payne's 1980 Boots (Silver-Seiko) PT 400 typewriter. 2022-08-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Todd Payne: 1980 Boots (Silver-Seiko) PT 400 Serial # 10481241 Silver Seiko typewriter made for British Boots department store. Not sure how it ended up in Texas. British Keyset. Royal JET featureset including absence of ribbon color selector, but Royal Mercury paint scheme. I'd guess this is a very late 1970's machine. Noted differences from the Mercury: Plastic Ribbon "spindles"& assembly including ribbon reverse forks, no red paint in the margin slider arrows, plastic spreader tips on ribbon spindles.

Overall, an excellent typewriter with a crisp snappy touch as all Silver Seiko's tend to have. Has a very hard platen as they all also have. Excellent rival to the Brother JP-1.

D. key places an ELEVATED decimal on the page. Apparently this was a thing in the 20th Century with Pound Sterling amounts with Pence. Curious.

TWDB is rotating every pic despite my effots to rotate them right/properly :/

1980 Boots (Silver-Seiko) PT 400 #10481241

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Todd Payne (TheTypewriterCollector)
Created: 03-26-2021 at 02:02PM
Last Edit: 08-15-2022 at 11:57AM


Description:

Silver Seiko typewriter made for British Boots department store. Not sure how it ended up in Texas. British Keyset. Royal JET featureset including absence of ribbon color selector, but Royal Mercury paint scheme. I'd guess this is a very late 1970's machine. Noted differences from the Mercury: Plastic Ribbon "spindles"& assembly including ribbon reverse forks, no red paint in the margin slider arrows, plastic spreader tips on ribbon spindles.

Overall, an excellent typewriter with a crisp snappy touch as all Silver Seiko's tend to have. Has a very hard platen as they all also have. Excellent rival to the Brother JP-1.

D. key places an ELEVATED decimal on the page. Apparently this was a thing in the 20th Century with Pound Sterling amounts with Pence. Curious.

TWDB is rotating every pic despite my effots to rotate them right/properly :/

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

plastic ribbon drive/spindles
plastic ribbon drive/spindles

Sorry for rotation. I've rotated them multiple times but there seems to be a glitch when uploading
Sorry for rotation. I've rotated them multiple times but there seems to be a glitch when uploading



D. key with plastic ribbon drive in background
D. key with plastic ribbon drive in background

again, with the rotation...
again, with the rotation...


Hunter: Todd Payne (TheTypewriterCollector)

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A lover of the written word, I was bitten by the typewriter bug at the beginning of 2019 when I embarked on a Joyful Odyssey to track down a vintage Olympia SM 7/8/9, (I didn't know the model number at the time) that my mother had owned and which I had used to type my college applications in the late 1980's. I have acquired quite a number since, and have enjoyed learning about the history, mechanics, and true variety of these machines.



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