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199x Canon QS 300 Serial # KL3211070 199x Canon QS 300 typewriter, Serial # KL3211070 Tas Kyprianou's 199x Canon QS 300 typewriter. 2023-06-27 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 199x Canon QS 300 Serial # KL3211070 Bought this as a spare for my beloved ES25.
I knew it was broken, the seller told me so, but I had to take a bash at repairing it as it was offered to me for Ā£1.

Easy (ish) fix. After incessant bleeping from the machine (and a little from me) I noticed that the thing must've been stored upright with the "segment" in the middle as the guide rail was bowed and not making contact with the gears. I used a paper clip (see photo) to reposition the guide rail back into shape and the machine now works a treat! Phew.

This is just as much fun to use as my ES25 and having finally gotten used to the Canon "logic" I managed to jump right in without a manual.
Pretty much the same features as the ES25 but seems just a tad slower when in line print mode - not sure if the specs confirm that. The keyboard is nicer to the touch, much softer and less clicky. I can thoroughly recommend this. These weren't built to last so let's enjoy them whilst they're still around and producing SUPERB imprints.

*Takes the same sized daisy wheels as the ES25 and AP100 - this one came with yellow writing on it. Never seen that before.
** Uses the same cartridges too.

199x Canon QS 300 #KL3211070

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 06-23-2023 at 05:47AM
Last Edit: 06-27-2023 at 01:47AM


Description:

Bought this as a spare for my beloved ES25.
I knew it was broken, the seller told me so, but I had to take a bash at repairing it as it was offered to me for Ā£1.

Easy (ish) fix. After incessant bleeping from the machine (and a little from me) I noticed that the thing must've been stored upright with the "segment" in the middle as the guide rail was bowed and not making contact with the gears. I used a paper clip (see photo) to reposition the guide rail back into shape and the machine now works a treat! Phew.

This is just as much fun to use as my ES25 and having finally gotten used to the Canon "logic" I managed to jump right in without a manual.
Pretty much the same features as the ES25 but seems just a tad slower when in line print mode - not sure if the specs confirm that. The keyboard is nicer to the touch, much softer and less clicky. I can thoroughly recommend this. These weren't built to last so let's enjoy them whilst they're still around and producing SUPERB imprints.

*Takes the same sized daisy wheels as the ES25 and AP100 - this one came with yellow writing on it. Never seen that before.
** Uses the same cartridges too.

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Snug fitting cover to protect the keys.
Snug fitting cover to protect the keys.









Loads of room for cable UNLIKE the ES25
Loads of room for cable UNLIKE the ES25


Cable cover doubles up as a paper support mechanism.
Cable cover doubles up as a paper support mechanism.

These are rock hard. I think purposely so.
These are rock hard. I think purposely so.







Even still had the original protective plastic. I love peeling that stuff off.
Even still had the original protective plastic. I love peeling that stuff off.





Deserves a photo - SUPER grippy rubber.
Deserves a photo - SUPER grippy rubber.



Lights up just above strike point.
Lights up just above strike point.





Paper clip just visible helping guide rail back to original position.
Paper clip just visible helping guide rail back to original position.



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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