197X Imtex (Silver-Seiko) S300 #92169594
Status: My Collection
Created: 09-11-2019 at 05:23AM
Last Edit: 09-11-2019 at 03:59PM
The Imtex S300 appears to be a rebadged Silver-Seiko. This model sold in Turkey (note the Turkish Keyboard) but was manufactured in Japan. This machine is is mint condition and the build quality is decent considering it is from the 1970's. All metal body and mechanics. Nice 70's Orange. Apparently this Keyboard arrangement is the second layout used in Turkey. The AIERTY layout was used for a very short period before 1960's (See the last photo for a AIERTY Keyboard). Then the Turkish Government decided to come with a brand new layout based on rigorous tests, hand muscle X-rays and some extensive research that depended on the 'Distribution of the Letters' and how often they are used. From those tests the FIGGO became the new standard. Note the five (5) special characters.
Hunter: Ryan Wright (qwerty)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am an avid typewriter enthusiast with currently over ninety (90) typewriters in my collection (and growing). I am a proud TWDB Patron. I have also collected vintage briefcases (mostly Hartmann) Movie Cameras (8mm & 16mm) and many Fountain Pens. I am the author of the novella 'Killer on the Canvas'. I am also a big Don Quixote fan. I make my home in Southern California.
My Typewriter manufacture dates currently range from 1883 to 1996.
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