After releasing two golf ball models, the Silver-Reed 235-C and the 255-C, in 1979 and 1980, Silver Reed entered the electronic typewriter market with the release of an EX- series of daisy wheel office (EX-50, 55, 66, 77, 78) and compact (EX-42, 43N, 44) electronic typewriters during the period 1982 to to 1984.
While the office models are capable of printing at 20 cps, the compact models have a disappointing top speed of 12 cps. However, what they lack for in speed they more than make up for in build quality and aesthetic appeal.
According to the operating manual: “For the machines to USA/Canada function keys are indicated with the names of the functions instead of the arrow marks.” Not sure why someone thought that was necessary.
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