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1969 Commodore 4400 Serial # 9235029652 1969 Commodore 4400 typewriter, Serial # 9235029652 James Gifford's 1969 Commodore 4400 typewriter. 2016-10-30 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1969 Commodore 4400 Serial # 9235029652 I picked this Commodore up as part of a lot and am most impressed. The machine came with the original tag, with the model name (4400), the last few digits of the serial #, the type (Pica USA) and the colour (blue), as well as the company name and city of manufacture (Toronto). It also included the type specimen that came with the machine as well as the instructions (very good shape), along with three additional metal ribbon spools with new ribbons. The bag/case still sports the key, which is a rather odd shape, as you'll see in the photos. I've dated the machine as a 1968 from the latest date on the materials, the print date of the manual, and would happily correct the date if I'm wrong, as it's my best guess. [Update: Corrected per Ted Munk to 1969, which is a better year anyway.]

1969 Commodore 4400 #9235029652

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Created: 10-30-2016 at 08:09AM
Last Edit: 10-30-2016 at 10:44AM


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I picked this Commodore up as part of a lot and am most impressed. The machine came with the original tag, with the model name (4400), the last few digits of the serial #, the type (Pica USA) and the colour (blue), as well as the company name and city of manufacture (Toronto). It also included the type specimen that came with the machine as well as the instructions (very good shape), along with three additional metal ribbon spools with new ribbons. The bag/case still sports the key, which is a rather odd shape, as you'll see in the photos. I've dated the machine as a 1968 from the latest date on the materials, the print date of the manual, and would happily correct the date if I'm wrong, as it's my best guess. [Update: Corrected per Ted Munk to 1969, which is a better year anyway.]

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Oddly shaped key and lock.
Oddly shaped key and lock.

Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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