198x Juki Sierra 3400 #B0010163
Status: My Collection
Created: 05-21-2020 at 09:48AM
Last Edit: 05-21-2020 at 09:51AM
At this flea market, the guy had this marked at $12.50 and when I pointed out that it is not an IBM Selectric like he thought, he agreed to $1.
This seems to be actually made by Juki (better known for their sewing machines) so if it's made by another factory, let us know. Likewise, the date is a guess.
It's a moving carrier like Selectrics and unlike many other attempts to make a single-element typewriter to compete with IBM's where they used a moving carriage. It does seem to take IBM elements but I have no idea what cartridge it needs, either for printing or for correction. It is fixed pitch at 10 cpi.
It is inoperative.
So in lieu of a typeface sample, I have a shot of the type mechanism. I guess I could have used this type ball on a Selectric and who would know?
Hunter: Michael Hoehne (mhoehne)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
While I find all of mankind's inventions interesting, I am most enchanted by the human-scale arts and devices, the ones that can be created (and repaired) in a home workshop or studio; the ones that can be understood by looking at them; the ones that do something useful or stir admiration. Typewriters work for me.
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