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SN = E4714776
BROTHER (1982)
Nagoya / Japan
German QWERTZ keyboard
4 char/cm ; 90 char/line
(* "approx. 11 pitch" )
black/red ribbon
free setting tabs
»Power Space« key
w. hard-plastic case
11 lbs ;   5.5 kg

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HISTORICAL REMARKS:
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              based on the book(*)  of W.A.Beeching »Typewriter« (1974)

In 1908 Kanekichi Yasui founded the company YASUI SEWING MACHINE CO. in
Nagoya/Japan repairing sewing machines and producing spare parts. Later
his sons took over the business and they made a "chain stitch" sewing
machine (to make straw hats) in 1928 under the brand name  »BROTHER« :
All six brothers entered the business including the husbands of their
four sisters.  During WWII they manufactured aeroplane engines, and
after WWII electrical goods for the Japanese market - including an
electrical sewing machine.  In 1961 they started to make typewriters
and in 1966 work began in their new Mizuho typewriter plant.  Later
also knitting machines and electrical appliances came on the market.

impressum:
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