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TWDB Manufacturers list additions and floppy disks and Petrus Aged Red

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Lucky Goodwill score: box of 10 5 1/4" DSDD 360k floppies that will work in my TRS-80 4P.  Now I can make backups of the only two surviving floppies I have.

Lucky Goodwill score: box of 10 5 1/4″ DSDD 360k floppies that will work in my TRS-80 4P. Now I can make backups of the only two surviving floppies I have.

LS-DOS 6.3.1's command-line conventions are not too far from MS-DOS, but remembering to address the drives as :0 and :1 really knocked some cobwebs out of my brain. Ahh, the joy of swapping floppies while listening to the squeaky grinding of the nearly 30-year old drives makes me think I ought to be looking for a pair of TEAC replacement drives.

LS-DOS 6.3.1’s command-line conventions are not too far from MS-DOS, but remembering to address the drives as :0 and :1 really knocked some cobwebs out of my brain. Ahh, the joy of swapping floppies while listening to the squeaky grinding of the nearly 30-year old drives makes me think I ought to be looking for a pair of TEAC replacement drives.

Last night's brew, Petrus Aged Red, brought by The Boozemeister. Very tasty! Pictured is The Brother on the Adler Tippa S, which went home with him. Now I should switch it's status on typewriterdatabase.com

Last night’s brew, Petrus Aged Red, brought by The Boozemeister. Very tasty! Pictured is The Brother on the Adler Tippa S, which went home with him. Now I should switch it’s status on typewriterdatabase.com

Updated: May 11, 2013 — 11:44 pm

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  1. Those floppies are a nice find!

    I’ve managed to pin down a year for a pre-1960 Consul mid-size portable serial number. I have a manufacturing date of 11-1958 for the SN ZP-98292

    1. Noted on the Consul page. do you have the sales receipt or something?

      1. http://tinypic.com/r/c28o0/5

        It was on a label on the bottom of the case.
        It’s not specifically labelled as a Consul, but a Consul branded for export as ‘Speedwriter’ which has the same format SN as the actual Consuls, and has a lower number than what I estimate is my 1959 Consul.

  2. I’ll bet that cat proof-reads better than most modern magazine editors, too, Ted. And thanks for the picture of the corner of the Radio Shack logo. I just stepped back to 1976.

  3. There are lots of 19th century typewriter makes that could be added to the database, although in most cases we have no reliable serial number information. In some cases they didn’t even have serial numbers — for instance, a McLoughlin index typewriter that recently sold on eBay.

    Adler’s Antique Typewriters from Creed to QWERTY might be a good investment. It lists lots and lots of early typewriters, both produced and merely invented.

  4. If I can be of any help, let me know. Either generally or specifically.

    You might want to look again at my CONSUL pages, because I’ve got the serial numbers and case labels on there (dates) for a number of machines. If you haven’t already.

    Also — I own a SWINTEC manual typewriter. It’s true. It’s labeled SWINTEC 1200 and it’s a very late Nakajima. There is no reference to them in catalogs that I’ve seen, and even the local dealer has no reference to them. Must have been a very brief thing. You will occasionally find a reference to this model on typewriter ribbons or sites selling them though.

    1. Added some notes and a link to your Consul page @ MoLG on:
      http://typewriterdatabase.com/consul.95.typewriter-serial-number-database.

      Also added a Swintec marque for Nakajima. Any chance you’d want to add that manual Swintec 1200 to your galleries on the site? (:

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