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1987 Brother EP-7 Serial # L73482003 1987 Brother EP-7 typewriter, Serial # L73482003 Michael Hoehne's 1987 Brother EP-7 typewriter. 2023-08-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1987 Brother EP-7 Serial # L73482003 Acquired in a chance meeting, this is practically mint and works very well. Though it came without a power supply (7.5 V, 7.5W, center negative), it also runs on 5 D cells. Quiet, of course.
As usual with these later electronic typewriters, it has way more features than it is worth the trouble to learn. And yet it is quite easy to learn just from the labels on the keyboard.
The EP7 seems more uncommon than the EP5. The EP7 has significantly more features: 4K Memory storage and recall, 60K Spelling Dictionary, Auto Carriage Return, Auto Centering, Right Margin Flush, and maybe some others. I don't know how to use the Store/Print, Add/ Delete, and Repeat keys. The diacritics on keys Q through T are dead keys, which threw me off for a minute. The Calculator normally prints your equation in-line; I don't yet know whether it will ignore CR within the calculation string so I can add a column of numbers.

1987 Brother EP-7 #L73482003

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Michael Hoehne (mhoehne)
Created: 08-15-2023 at 06:43PM
Last Edit: 08-15-2023 at 10:25PM


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Acquired in a chance meeting, this is practically mint and works very well. Though it came without a power supply (7.5 V, 7.5W, center negative), it also runs on 5 D cells. Quiet, of course.
As usual with these later electronic typewriters, it has way more features than it is worth the trouble to learn. And yet it is quite easy to learn just from the labels on the keyboard.
The EP7 seems more uncommon than the EP5. The EP7 has significantly more features: 4K Memory storage and recall, 60K Spelling Dictionary, Auto Carriage Return, Auto Centering, Right Margin Flush, and maybe some others. I don't know how to use the Store/Print, Add/ Delete, and Repeat keys. The diacritics on keys Q through T are dead keys, which threw me off for a minute. The Calculator normally prints your equation in-line; I don't yet know whether it will ignore CR within the calculation string so I can add a column of numbers.

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