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1954 Toshiba 1400H Serial # 7203669 1954 Toshiba 1400H typewriter, Serial # 7203669 Jobers Bersales's 1954 Toshiba 1400H typewriter. 2023-05-25 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jobers Bersales: 1954 Toshiba 1400H Serial # 7203669 Produced by the Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha (Tokyo Electric Co., Ltd.), this is a heavy (11-plus kg) all metal index typewriter with a very prominent "drum" that contains 1,404 characters spread in 36 rows or lines. It also has one small section in one of these lines for replacement of other special characters. This one I acquired here in Japan even has its accompanying box containing some of the replaceable characters, as well as pliers and clips to do this. As far as I can tell this typewriter runs well but the ink has apparently dried on the tip of the "wand" that strikes the platen when you select a character using its built-in pointer. For its age, the platen is still very fine and not hardened or brittle. People abroad say this typewriter is very rare even here in Japan. But I see some of them being auctioned every week here, including a model with longer carriage and platen.

1954 Toshiba 1400H #7203669

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Jobers Bersales (Pinoytype)
Created: 05-02-2023 at 08:49PM
Last Edit: 05-25-2023 at 09:31PM


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Produced by the Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha (Tokyo Electric Co., Ltd.), this is a heavy (11-plus kg) all metal index typewriter with a very prominent "drum" that contains 1,404 characters spread in 36 rows or lines. It also has one small section in one of these lines for replacement of other special characters. This one I acquired here in Japan even has its accompanying box containing some of the replaceable characters, as well as pliers and clips to do this. As far as I can tell this typewriter runs well but the ink has apparently dried on the tip of the "wand" that strikes the platen when you select a character using its built-in pointer. For its age, the platen is still very fine and not hardened or brittle. People abroad say this typewriter is very rare even here in Japan. But I see some of them being auctioned every week here, including a model with longer carriage and platen.

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I'm an archaeologist who writes heritage books and collects Japanese ceramics as well as quite a number of typewriters that I've acquired through purchase or as gifts over the last 10 years in the Philippines as well as in the US and Japan.
I'm currently a visiting professor at a university in Japan and it is heaven here to see so many typewriters being auctioned online!



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