Fifty Shades of Beige

The holiday season gave me the chance to de-yellow my Brother AX-30 following the guidelines published at Brian's Blog-A-Ma-Jig ( (link now broken) ... To summarize and greatly over-simplify, ultraviolet light destabilizes the plastic and changes it on a molecular level, resulting in yellowing. Fortunately, this process is reversible by exposing the plastic to ultraviolet … Continue reading Fifty Shades of Beige

Brother Electronic 9300 Instruction Guide

Electronic Typewriter Instruction GuidesThe following guide is viewable online and is freely shared. A small donation, however, will make it easier for me to continue to add to this archive. If you have donated, a printable copy of the PDF will be made available to you on request. Thank you!$4.00Click here to purchase. brother-electronic-9300-instruction-guideDownload

The Brother Electronic (Electric) 9300

All electronic typewriters are, by necessity, electric, but not all electric typewriters are electronic. Very few in fact ... Advertising to mark the Australian release of these typewriters appeared in June 1982: "Introducing the revolutionary new low price, high performance electronic.Weighing in at a mere 8.7kgs, the Brother 9300 gives you the convenienceof an office … Continue reading The Brother Electronic (Electric) 9300

Brother AX-110

This limited edition (Brother Worldwide Sponsor of the 1992 Olympic Games) AX-110 is a colourful addition to my collection ... Colourful in the context of an E.T. that is. "Limited edition" likely means it was manufactured in the thousands rather than the hundreds of thousands. In return for its sponsorship, Brother were allowed to use … Continue reading Brother AX-110

Plugged in with Brother (Office ETs)

What is an office electronic typewriter? In this context we mean a full-size professional-level typewriter targeted at the large office environment, what the Germans refer to as a Büroschreibmaschine. While many compact (semi-professional) electronic typewriters could be (and were) used in a large office environment, they were targeted at the so called SOHO (small or … Continue reading Plugged in with Brother (Office ETs)

Plugged in with Brother (Compacts)

What is a "compact" electronic typewriter? In this context "compact" means a semi-professional electronic typewriter, which, relative to a full size "office" machine, is compact in size. These mid-level machines will typically have a typing speed anywhere between 13 and 18 characters per second. Typically, electronic typewriters in the Compact category will have: A 381 … Continue reading Plugged in with Brother (Compacts)