William - Bo's list shows some of the typewriters I have. Would appreciate a photo of the one you describe. Ernie William Levak wrote: > > I recently came across a Commodore typewriter. It has 50 keys plus > spacebar. (When people give the number of keys on a typewriter, I'm > never sure if they are counting the space bar, so I list it separately.) > > It has two features the I have not seen on any other typewriter: 1) > The platen lifts out and the paper rollers underneath it also lift out > along with the metal paper guide under the platen. 2) there is a > small white knob under the left platen knob that disengages the line > feed spacing. > > It also has a platen release knob, tabs and "magic margins". > > It has a metal enclosure with a script "Commodore" logo on the right > front and "Commodore - TORONTO / Made in Canada" on the back. It is a > medium brown with white keys and black space bar. > > Serial number ZP-120814 on the bottom of the frame. "ZP" probably is > either the model or feature code. > > It has a soft zippered "vinyl-like" case made by Blondy Luggage Co., > Montreal. But there is a slot on the back of the typewriter near the > bottom, like Smith-Corona typewriters have for holding in a rigid > carrying case. The type of carrying case could have been an optional > extra. > > The carrying case is in poor condition and the typewriter carriage is > jammed. > > I do not know how old it is, but there is a receipt with it showing > that it was cleaned, oiled, and adjusted in 1971. > > I looked on Bo Zimmers list, but there is not enough information there > to determine if it is one of those. The color of the typewriter does > not indicate if it is a different model. Typewriter companies in that > period sold typewriters in a variety of colors, even if they were > actually the same model. > > > > email@example.com > SDF Public Access UNIX System - http://sdf.lonestar.org > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2009-04-11 23:09:23
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