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  1. Less ephemeral now! That’s an impressively long list of service centres.

    1. Quite a treasure trove indeed. No sales slip, and the info card isn’t filled out, but the original owner (my mother’s great-aunt) did type the memo “My birthday present Aug 3rd 1971” on the back of the unpacking instructions sheet. Between that and the revision date on the service center list (12/69), I can peg the manufacture date to no earlier than Jan 1970 and no later than July 1971.

      Since we have zero info on Silver-Seiko in the database, it’s good to know that #NM1113791 is an early 1970’s model. Other examples with dated ephemera could give us at least an idea of how to date machines within certain serial number groups.

  2. I did not realize that margin release undid jams (great, now I’m mashing on the keyboard) — like the Mercury. Thanks for posting.

  3. I have an NM 2696423 that my mom got in 1974. Unfortunately, like a big idiot, I dropped it the other day; and I think the cable that pulls the round roller thing after each keypress popped out of place. Any ideas how I could figure out how to fix it?

  4. Thanks for putting the manual up! I just bought a Sprite in excellent condition, and just completed my first ribbon change. Remarkably lightweight unit, and once I dialed in the keystroke sensitivity, I was able to blast away. Thanks for the informative website!

  5. I am very grateful for the manual! I just picked up a Marksman in excellent condition and can’t wait to try it out.

  6. What ribbon does this take?

  7. Thanks for uploading the scans! For convenient access I combined them into PDF form, temporarily sharing here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1i2FngGDmBYhLEudPzFov_nDmgZt6WaXM

    Ted, perhaps you can add this more permanently to this blog or elsewhere? Thanks!

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