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1985 Canon AP100 Serial # B13210487 1985 Canon AP100 typewriter, Serial # B13210487 Tas Kyprianou's 1985 Canon AP100 typewriter. 2023-06-27 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1985 Canon AP100 Serial # B13210487 I spent £24 on this for two reasons:
1 - it came with 9 daisy wheels (including the superb Micron 15) that I could use in my beloved ES25.
2 - I was going to give the machine away to a friend.
It weighed probably twice as much as my ES25 and felt way more substantial. Canon clearly made this to be a desk machine, not a portable one.
It powered up fine and I felt optimistic about the seller's claim - "In good condition - Plugged in and it works types nicely". My optimism soon vanished. The daisy wheels were in excellent condition but sadly the machine was temperamental and had some dead and sticky keys. I could tell however that this was a cut above my ES25 in terms of presence but it was slower to type. This AP 100 had a noticeable lag from touch to imprint. If you're in the market for an AP100 I would highly recommend testing it out yourself before parting with any money.

Failing to work any magic with the broken keys, I now have a few spare parts for the future and an excellent piece of correction tape art to show for it.

* Apologies for the images. In my enthusiasm to repair it, I completely forgot to take any "decent" before photos. . . and, there were no "after" photos.

** A full list of Canon's typefaces is on the links below.

1985 Canon AP100 #B13210487

Status: Parting Out
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 06-17-2023 at 02:08PM
Last Edit: 06-27-2023 at 04:39AM


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I spent £24 on this for two reasons:
1 - it came with 9 daisy wheels (including the superb Micron 15) that I could use in my beloved ES25.
2 - I was going to give the machine away to a friend.
It weighed probably twice as much as my ES25 and felt way more substantial. Canon clearly made this to be a desk machine, not a portable one.
It powered up fine and I felt optimistic about the seller's claim - "In good condition - Plugged in and it works types nicely". My optimism soon vanished. The daisy wheels were in excellent condition but sadly the machine was temperamental and had some dead and sticky keys. I could tell however that this was a cut above my ES25 in terms of presence but it was slower to type. This AP 100 had a noticeable lag from touch to imprint. If you're in the market for an AP100 I would highly recommend testing it out yourself before parting with any money.

Failing to work any magic with the broken keys, I now have a few spare parts for the future and an excellent piece of correction tape art to show for it.

* Apologies for the images. In my enthusiasm to repair it, I completely forgot to take any "decent" before photos. . . and, there were no "after" photos.

** A full list of Canon's typefaces is on the links below.

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Goodness me!
Goodness me!



LOVE the random words left on this correction tape.
LOVE the random words left on this correction tape.

Proportional spacing wheel for machines that support it.
Proportional spacing wheel for machines that support it.











Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - My first machine was an Everest Mod 90 that I bought after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
My collection now consists of 40 machines. Nice round number. Time to stop I reckon. . .

My absolute favourite remains (just) my 1939 Royal KMM. For me, it's both the prettiest and the "warmest" to type on. It has "Majik" (with a nod to Sandy1)
I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have amassed such a beautiful bunch.



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