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How To Date Your Brother (typewriter), Part One: The Serial Number and how to interpret it.

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why would they say that the manual is good for machines produces after these serial numbers, unless they had some sequence to them? Sequentiality here only makes sense if we assume the numbers underlined in blue are a "Style Code", and even then it falls apart: 0550 is too low, and the model 1350 and 333RS would share the same style code.

why would they say that the manual is good for machines produced after these serial numbers, unless they had some sequence to them? Sequentiality here only makes sense if we assume the numbers underlined in blue are a “Style Code”, and even then it falls apart: 0550 is too low, and the model 1350 and 333RS would share the same style code.

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Updated: June 8, 2014 — 3:42 pm

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  1. When you said “date” I thought you meant “how to take your typewriter on a date”, which is not beyond the realms of possibility I guess … ;)

  2. once again, a very informative article. im sure it will be used as a reference until the internet gets abducted by aliens.
    I don’t have a Brother typewriter but I am warming to the idea :)

  3. I have just bought a second-hand Brother Deluxe 220 and am trying to determine when it was manufactured. It’s a gift for a friend of mine, so it would be nice to be able to give him some history to go with it if I can.
    The serial number is: C13648278. It was made in Nagoya, Japan. Judging purely by the look of it, I’m guessing that it is a fairly late model. Late 70s or early 80s, I’d say. But am I right? Can anyone help?

  4. Also: This post is titled ‘… Part One’. Is there a Part Two somewhere?
    And: This site is awesome. Kudos to Mr. Munk!

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