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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.


1922
Corona
3

Serial #480361

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1948
Remington
Noiseless 7

Serial #H179288

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1930
Underwood
Portable 4 Bank

Serial #506347

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1932
Strangfeld
Strangfeld

Serial #240

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1933
Underwood
6

Serial #4183144-10

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1957
Triumph
Perfekt

Serial #1222713

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1983
Brother
EP-20

Serial #C31157822

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1955
Groma
Kolibri

Serial #573329

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1950
Remington
Super-Riter

Serial #J1829987

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1981
Olympia
SG3

Serial #6127197

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