Olivetti ET Personal 55 Instruction Guide

In response to a request from a reader of my "A Wedge Too Far" post about the Olivetti ETP 55, I scanned the entire Instruction Guide, except for a few non-essential pages. No PDF as yet. Cover Inside Cover Contents Pages 8-9 Pages 10-11 Pages 12-13 Pages 14-15 Pages 16-17 Page 18 Page 19 Pages 20-21 Pages 22-23 … Continue reading Olivetti ET Personal 55 Instruction Guide

Letters From Nakajima (Part 2): Walther

Speaking of rebranded electronic Nakajima typewriters,  here are a few "Walthers" I neglected to mention in Letters from Nakajima Part 1. Walther TW60 (Nakajima Ax60) "Walther" TW80 (Nakajima AX80) Walther was founded as a gunsmith in 1886 by Carl Walther in Zella-Mehlis, Thuringia (Central Germany) and is perhaps best known as the maker of the Walther PPK pistol ... … Continue reading Letters From Nakajima (Part 2): Walther

Letters from Nakajima: All the same

In the early '80s Nakajima All continued to live up to their name and carried on as they had with their mechanical typewriters by rebranding their electronic typewriters for all and sundry. "Aurora 115s" "Privileg 3000" "Monditype" "Hermes top-tronic 15" (by Nakajima) The full extent of this electronic typewriter cross-pollination (see also my blog post about the Xerox 6002) becomes apparent when … Continue reading Letters from Nakajima: All the same

The Typewriter Copiers

The Xerox 6002 is a compact electronic typewriter, as opposed to the smaller portable electronic typewriters I've blogged about previously. It's a heavy machine, bigger than many "compact" office machines, yet much lighter than the Selectric typewriters it replaced. The keyboard is spacious and has a nice tactile feel to it. A good choice for anyone wanting to learn how … Continue reading The Typewriter Copiers