198X Casio Casiowriter CW-16 #9015677
Status: My Collection
Created: 12-30-2020 at 04:29PM
Last Edit: 02-19-2021 at 03:25AM
My fourth typewriter ever. Bought this in October 2020 at a thrift store for around $10. Took it home, fixed up a loose gear in the mechanism that pulled the ribbon forwards, and fell in love. I really think that an electric typewriter is the perfect writing instrument. It's as frictionless as possible in my opinion, since it's basically just a computer keyboard with none of the distractions of a computer.
It has a surprising amount of features to play with. It can write bold, underlined, and extra wide text, it can store text in memory to be printed out in many copies, it can center text and write it flush to the right margin, it has a spell check function and even more. Here's a link to a manual online: https://www.manualslib.com/manual/777108/Casio-Casiowriter-Cw-16.html#product-CW-16
Another nice feature is its impressive character set. This is because there is a "code" key in addition to the shift key that also modifies what characters every key produces. With those two, there are 4 combinations (normal, shift, code, shift+code) which makes the machine able to make 47*4 = 188 characters.
Hunter: Truls Henriksson (Kebabrulle4869)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Young typewriter collector from Sweden. I've always been interested in tinkering with mechanical machines, and typewriters are perfect objects to tinker with, as you can get so much use out of them. I've always loved the primitive complexity of the machine that could make letters appear on a paper entirely mechanically, and that's why when I saw a Facit TP1 in a thrift store in February 2020, I knew I had to buy it.
And that's where this all started for me. Now I'm interested in the history of typewriters, and especially how the layout of the Swedish keyboards evolved and were standardized over time. I'd like to someday have a machine from each major era in typewriter history, so that they together tell a story of how they were developed. But I also like to use typewriters, and that's why I will happily get any typewriter that's unique among the ones I already have, whether that means having a wider carriage, being really quiet, or just being really good-looking.
And yes, that's my cat in my profile picture. Isn't he the greatest? :)
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