I erred (see tag line ↑) by thinking that the Hermes Top-tronic 15, 15-1, 15-1T (Centronics interface) and 16 were made by Japanese manufacturer Towa Sankiden. Clearly the evidence of a Nakajima print wheel, plus a Nakajima logo on the instruction guide does not lie. Other Hermes "Top-tronics", as well as other Hermes and Japy … Continue reading On the Topic of the Top-tronic
A Whole New Ball Game
Goodness gracious great balls o' type, who would have thought there were so many golf ball typewriter variants? IBM were keen to develop and maintain a strong presence in Japan (a case of keeping your friends close, and your enemies closer). It's hardly surprising then, that perhaps the most Selectric-like of all the Selectric clones is … Continue reading A Whole New Ball Game
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