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198x Juki Sierra 3400 Serial # B0010163 198x Juki Sierra 3400 typewriter, Serial # B0010163 Michael Hoehne's 198x Juki Sierra 3400 typewriter. 2020-05-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 198x Juki Sierra 3400 Serial # B0010163 At this flea market, the guy had this marked at $12.50 and when I pointed out that it is not an IBM Selectric like he thought, he agreed to $1.

This seems to be actually made by Juki (better known for their sewing machines) so if it's made by another factory, let us know. Likewise, the date is a guess.

It's a moving carrier like Selectrics and unlike many other attempts to make a single-element typewriter to compete with IBM's where they used a moving carriage. It does seem to take IBM elements but I have no idea what cartridge it needs, either for printing or for correction. It is fixed pitch at 10 cpi.

It is inoperative.

So in lieu of a typeface sample, I have a shot of the type mechanism. I guess I could have used this type ball on a Selectric and who would know?

198x Juki Sierra 3400 #B0010163

Status: My Collection
Created: 05-21-2020 at 09:48AM
Last Edit: 05-21-2020 at 09:51AM


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At this flea market, the guy had this marked at $12.50 and when I pointed out that it is not an IBM Selectric like he thought, he agreed to $1.

This seems to be actually made by Juki (better known for their sewing machines) so if it's made by another factory, let us know. Likewise, the date is a guess.

It's a moving carrier like Selectrics and unlike many other attempts to make a single-element typewriter to compete with IBM's where they used a moving carriage. It does seem to take IBM elements but I have no idea what cartridge it needs, either for printing or for correction. It is fixed pitch at 10 cpi.

It is inoperative.

So in lieu of a typeface sample, I have a shot of the type mechanism. I guess I could have used this type ball on a Selectric and who would know?

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