...typing for peace, democracy, and the glory of the Typosphere
Very clean old typer - congrats!
Very nice. Does it have 'new typewriter smell'?
Well, I suppose if an absence of smell is a new typewriter smell, then yes! The strongest whiff is from the platen - it smells faintly of a bike shop.
Wow, pristine.I know what you mean about the boingy noise. I have used felt to stop it.
On the striking plate or the spring itself?
Very nice typewriter. And the little "tooth" in the back of every slug, ensures that the type doesn't get any damage from striking in the back of another that's already in typing position.Unfortunately, this kind of protection is not so common, and many typewriters which lack it and have been heavily used, show damaged types.
That's interesting to know. My sloppy typing technique can cause this to happen occasionally.
Nice pickup! Interesting shell design, unlike any Brothers I've encountered yet. These little guys aren't the greatest-sounding machines, but they're awfully handy to have around :D
Now THAT's one clean typer.
I have one with a different name in similarly clean condition (though not quite) but it reeks of cigarette smoke!
The design of the badge and the plastic insert would make this an especially easy typewriter to re-brand for big retailers.
http://typewriterdatabase.com/1972-brother-wizard-automatic.1437.typewriterMine would be a Wizard Automatic
Makes me want to grow a pornstache, don an extra-wide tie and type out some hard-boiled crime stories.