All Nakajima

The Smith-Corona EC-1100 looks a lot like its American-made Ultrasonic predecessors …

.. until you lift the hood …

And then lift the hood on an Olympia Electronic Compact from the same year …

Triumph-Adler’s “Made in Western Germany” Gabriele 8008 isn’t fooling anyone either.

Not when domestic rival Olympia’s “Made in Japan” Electronic Portable S is basically the same 10 cps typewriter.

Is a typewriter manufactured to order for Company A, a Company A typewriter?

Or is a typewriter manufactured to order for Company A by Company B, a Company B typewriter?

It ALL depends how you look at it.