Casiowriter CW-600

You can’t always rely on the consumables that an electronic typewriter uses as proof of that typewriter’s origins …

… any more than you can always rely on what’s written on the rear badge …

In this instance, however, the presence of a Nakajima ribbon cassette reveals the identity of the manufacturer.

True, this typewriter was “Made in Japan”, but not by Casio …

Its unpacking instructions reference the Nakajima AX-60 (non-LCD) and AX-65 (LCD) portable electronic typewriter …

More specifically, its Spelling Check Operating Instructions (English and French) has a footer which references the AX-65 only (since a Spelling Check is not available for its non-LCD counterpart) …

Nakajima AX-65

I like the look and the typing feel of this “Casio” machine, but I do have misgivings about the durability of the plastics used for the outer shell and the key tops.

A typewriter which has better-quality plastics is the sturdier and more business-like Nakajima AX-240

… like my Olivetti Praxis 20, this AX-240 is a non-functioning wedge that I can’t (yet) bear to part with …

Oh to be able to transplant the healthy organs of the CW-600 inside the body of the AX-240 (instead I had to settle for transplanting the ribbon cassette from the AX-240) …

Despite its cheaper plastic, the Casio CW-600 is not unattractive. I particularly like the previous owner’s stickers …

The red “Wheel Engineering”sticker is appropriate for a daisy wheel appliance …

… and the Norfolk Island sticker perhaps reveals a little of the previous owner’s travel history …

The typing feel is good, it’s also quiet. This is a machine that’s hardly been used.

The inside of the machine is clean and the serial number sticker looks like it was put there yesterday …

Not bad for $20 AUD.

You can find a link to the Casiowriter CW-600 (Nakajima AX-65) instruction guide here.

Copyright is owned by Casio/Nakajima. This PDF (of the scans of an instruction guide I own) is offered as a free resource.

No excuse for you not to go out and get one …

6 thoughts on “Casiowriter CW-600”

  1. Hi. Have just got a Casio CW-600 with Russian keyboard! Saved it from being sent to the garbage. Apparently the thing is in pretty good condition. Just ordered for it a brand new Nakajima film cartridge and is looking for the white correctable ribbon. Roman

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  2. Hi!

    Do you have a CW-600 manual?

    I want to buy CW-600 but can’t find manual. The manual is need for testing CW-600 before buying.

    WBR
    Andrey

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  3. Wedges certainly do need saving and loving. I can appreciate the subtle curves on the body and keyboard of this one.

    My Casio musical keyboard from 1985 is still going strong—not that that is of any relevance to this typewriter!

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