1928 Ohtani Japanese Typewriter #5.199
Status: My Collection
Created: 12-03-2019 at 06:22AM
Last Edit: 12-05-2019 at 12:00PM
Japanese patent no. 71276, with 2450 Japanese characters arranged on a belt band of 70 lines, each with 35 letters, numbers and symbols. The Japanese dictionary contains around 50,000 characters, so developing a typewriter proved very difficult. This machine was unsuccessful on a large scale, so this model is very rare today!
Hunter: Maxim Suravegin (Gardenmax)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Max. Live in Moscow. Russia.
Typewriter collector. Father of 7 children, grandfather of 1.
4 dogs, 4 cats.
Start collect typewriters very late in September 2016.
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