1986 Canon Typestar 4 #Q12016572
Status: My Collection
Created: 02-16-2019 at 08:20AM
Last Edit: 02-16-2019 at 08:21AM
Picked up this wedge for its smaller wall adapter (AD-6II vs the larger AD-6). The typer itself is the same size as my Japanese Canon PEN24 and 24E series, confirming that the plastic case for those fits the Typestar 4, rather than the slightly different cases for the Typestar 6. The typer itself works flawlessly and will make a great travel machine with the endless life of the four D batteries plus smaller wall adapter. Nice one!
Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.
From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.
RESEARCH NOTE: When researching the Canon Typestar 4 on a computer with lots of screen real estate, you may find that launching the Canon Serial Number page and the Canon Typestar 4 By Model/Year/Serial page in new browser windows can give you interesting perspectives on changes throughout the model series.