1981 Toshiba BW-3182 #8384695
Status: My Collection
Created: 03-25-2019 at 07:27PM
Last Edit: 07-19-2019 at 05:45AM
Inventor is Sugimoto Kyota. I think they have been around since the 1940's. This machine has approximately 1,400 characters stored in a rotary bucket. The typist slides & rotates the bucket to place the pointer on a specific character. When the key is depressed, one of the cartridges is lifted from the bucket and the character is printed to the paper by the hammer. This model is one of the final ones made. These machines die out in the 80's with the invention of the word processor, like all typewriters. I think these machines are pretty cool.
Hunter: Ryan Wright (qwerty)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am an avid typewriter enthusiast with currently over ninety (90) typewriters in my collection (and growing). I am a proud TWDB Patron. I have also collected vintage briefcases (mostly Hartmann) Movie Cameras (8mm & 16mm) and many Fountain Pens. I am the author of the novella 'Killer on the Canvas'. I am also a big Don Quixote fan. I make my home in Southern California.
My Typewriter manufacture dates currently range from 1883 to 1996.
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