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Thursday, May 21, 2015

The $1.50 Typewriter


Not sure what half of these buttons do.



Can't figure out what these mean, except line spacing and carbon copies.






Power to the pen!

7 comments:

  1. Fun! Cheap thrills indeed. I'd love to play around with that thing. I wonder if it's very loud.

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    1. Nope, not loud at all! I just can't figure out what some of these keys are, and Google can't find an instruction manual for this model.

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  2. 10,12,15 is the print pitch selector. And I think the dots are Impression Intensity switches. I think it might be a Nakajima under the hood, but the Nakajima wedge I have is very LOUD.

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    1. Ah, thanks for that. Robert Messenger's blog is the only clue to the machine's origins, but the ink cartridge says "Made in Japan," so I think you're right.

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  3. Ooh, that's actually one I've had my eye out for. Does it have a Centronics data port in the back? if so, it can be used as a daisywheel printer, if you can figure out the driver emulation (probably Diablo).

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    1. I think so. There's a big blue port in the back with two metal wings sticking out.

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