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1990 Canon ES25 Serial # P73210295 1990 Canon ES25 typewriter, Serial # P73210295 Tas Kyprianou's 1990 Canon ES25 typewriter. 2023-06-27 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1990 Canon ES25 Serial # P73210295 Having recently experienced the complexity and utter madness of a broken Selectric II, the sheer joy of plugging in, switching on and simply typing on this daisy wheel Canon felt just a little too easy. Granted, the functions will take some memorising but man alive the imprint is astonishingly crisp and perfectly aligned. The action is so fast that my eye is tricked into thinking the ink is somehow sprayed onto the paper. It's beautiful to experience and the machine is by far my quietest. I never EVER thought I'd like a typewriter like this. It just goes to show . . . don't judge. These can often be picked up for peanuts and are reliable from what I can gather. The plastic daisy wheels are their Achilles Heel. My Gothic typeface was broken on arrival - gutted - but the others that came with it are in excellent condition. This is a keeper and I've barely used my manuals for a good couple of weeks now. . . Honeymoon period perhaps.

* Word of warning: old print wheels, being made of plastic, are prone to fatigue. I recently bought a NOS OCR-B wheel only to have two letters snap off during normal use (after the type sample was made).
** Sellotape is a surprisingly good repair tool for any broken character pins, just be SUPER careful with the placement of the broken pin to ensure acceptable alignment.

*** A full list of Canon's typefaces is in the links below.

1990 Canon ES25 #P73210295

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 05-22-2023 at 07:50AM
Last Edit: 06-27-2023 at 01:52AM


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Having recently experienced the complexity and utter madness of a broken Selectric II, the sheer joy of plugging in, switching on and simply typing on this daisy wheel Canon felt just a little too easy. Granted, the functions will take some memorising but man alive the imprint is astonishingly crisp and perfectly aligned. The action is so fast that my eye is tricked into thinking the ink is somehow sprayed onto the paper. It's beautiful to experience and the machine is by far my quietest. I never EVER thought I'd like a typewriter like this. It just goes to show . . . don't judge. These can often be picked up for peanuts and are reliable from what I can gather. The plastic daisy wheels are their Achilles Heel. My Gothic typeface was broken on arrival - gutted - but the others that came with it are in excellent condition. This is a keeper and I've barely used my manuals for a good couple of weeks now. . . Honeymoon period perhaps.

* Word of warning: old print wheels, being made of plastic, are prone to fatigue. I recently bought a NOS OCR-B wheel only to have two letters snap off during normal use (after the type sample was made).
** Sellotape is a surprisingly good repair tool for any broken character pins, just be SUPER careful with the placement of the broken pin to ensure acceptable alignment.

*** A full list of Canon's typefaces is in the links below.

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Gobledygook happens if you don't rememeber to press CODE PAUSE prior and after changing the print wheel
Gobledygook happens if you don't rememeber to press CODE PAUSE prior and after changing the print wheel





Broken wheel
Broken wheel





Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - Bought an Everest Mod 90 after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
My collection now consists of 37 machines - I don't count the Linea 88, Halda Star 7, Selectric II & Canon AP100 parts machines, as all four are now just nuts and bolts and screws & springs.

My absolute favourite remains (just) my 1939 Royal KMM. For me, it's both the prettiest and the "warmest" to type on. It has "Majik" (with a nod to Sandy1)
I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have amassed such a beautiful bunch.



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