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1976 Sears Portable Serial # J6566710 1976 Sears Portable typewriter, Serial # J6566710 Brian Goode's 1976 Sears Portable typewriter. 2021-08-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brian Goode: 1976 Sears Portable Serial # J6566710 Found this lil fella at a local Goodwill here in the Phoenix AZ area. ABS plastic body shell and ribbon cover, painted steel carriage cover did not match each other when I got it, since the plastic had yellowed from age and UV exposure. I removed the yellowing by submerging the plastic parts in water and haircoloring developer and setting it out in the sunshine for a couple of days. As far as I can tell, it's a Brother JP-1 variant, with the "switchblade" single-bar paper rest.

1976 Sears Portable #J6566710

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Brian Goode (vinylspin)
Created: 01-16-2019 at 10:44AM
Last Edit: 08-21-2021 at 01:45PM


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Found this lil fella at a local Goodwill here in the Phoenix AZ area. ABS plastic body shell and ribbon cover, painted steel carriage cover did not match each other when I got it, since the plastic had yellowed from age and UV exposure. I removed the yellowing by submerging the plastic parts in water and haircoloring developer and setting it out in the sunshine for a couple of days. As far as I can tell, it's a Brother JP-1 variant, with the "switchblade" single-bar paper rest.

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Hunter: Brian Goode (vinylspin)

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