On the Topic of the Top-tronic

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


Towa Sankiden

Japanese electronics manufacturer Towa Sankiden Corporation are known for their electronic cash registers and point-of-sale technology. But did you know they were also one of seven Japanese manufacturers listed in a 1985 anti-dumping proceeding lodged by the Committee of European Typewriter Manufacturers (CETMA) against imports of electronic typewriters originating in Japan? As part of the proceedings, investigations into the … Continue reading Towa Sankiden