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1985 Brother Charger 11 Serial # F53381567 1985 Brother Charger 11 typewriter, Serial # F53381567 James Gifford's 1985 Brother Charger 11 typewriter. 2018-10-17 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1985 Brother Charger 11 Serial # F53381567 Oh Brother. I see more Brothers than pretty much any other machine in the Toronto area. This is a nice little machine that came with the original receipt and a list of Brother retailers, which I've captured in the other photos. This machine is worth, in these parts, about a quarter of what it originally sold for in 1985.

1985 Brother Charger 11 #F53381567

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-17-2018 at 05:22PM
Last Edit: 10-17-2018 at 05:24PM


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Oh Brother. I see more Brothers than pretty much any other machine in the Toronto area. This is a nice little machine that came with the original receipt and a list of Brother retailers, which I've captured in the other photos. This machine is worth, in these parts, about a quarter of what it originally sold for in 1985.

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The equivalent of CAN$108.99 in 2018 dollars is $231.07, so still pretty cheap.
The equivalent of CAN$108.99 in 2018 dollars is $231.07, so still pretty cheap.

These kinds of documents must be printed in English and French in Canada. This typewriter was sold by Consumers Distributing, a now defunct catalogue store, in Mississauga, a suburb (or city, depending on how you look at it) just outside the Toronto city limits, where very few people speak French. Far more people speak Punjabi, Urdu, Farsi, Mandarin and other languages, but for some reason the retailer filled out the French side of the warranty.
These kinds of documents must be printed in English and French in Canada. This typewriter was sold by Consumers Distributing, a now defunct catalogue store, in Mississauga, a suburb (or city, depending on how you look at it) just outside the Toronto city limits, where very few people speak French. Far more people speak Punjabi, Urdu, Farsi, Mandarin and other languages, but for some reason the retailer filled out the French side of the warranty.





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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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