MODEL TYPE : JP-1 Small, flat, carriage-shifted portable manual typewriter. Manufactured in at least 6 different metal shells, and at least one rounded plastic shell. x1xxxxx 1961 JP-1 Began. Features: White keytops, wire loop paper rest that folds over machine, or on less expensive models.
First one, his Signature 510D serial #C00557290. This large-ish manual is a JP-3, only made between 19It would be March (C 1970 (0). Second, the Brother Accord 10 serial #G81552668 would be a JP-7 made in July (G 1978 (8 as the JP-7 was only.
Replaced with straight bar switchblade-style paper rest. White keytops continue. JP-1 Models made prior to this design change will have WHITE keytops and WIRE LOOP PAPER REST or NO PAPER REST.
X2xxxxx 1982 A 1982 addendum showing which models the technician was expected to keep specialized tools for suggests that the JP-2 was still either in production, or was at least still under warranty.
Third, his Brother Opus 885 serial #D9387228 would be a JP-1 with white keytops and straight-bar paper rest that would have to have been made between 19Thus April (D 1969 (9).
43,44 RULE TWO (Year Code) The Second Digit of your serial number is a number from 0-9. This is the "Year Code and is the final digit of the year that the machine was made in.
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X5xxxxx 1965 JP-2 Began. 49 x8xxxxx 1968 JP-2 Offered in 1968 Montgomery Ward Christmas Catalog as "Signature 1010". x5xxxxx 1975 JP-2 Modified. Known Models: Brother 6211, 6213, 711, 713, Signature 1010D, 1013D, 1003D.
It seems to be the case that in these examples, the first digit is the "Year Code". (see below) NOTE : Many early examples of the JP-1 have the date code "P".
Thus, to find the decade, you need to find out what specific MODEL TYPE your typewriter is. This is not the "Model" designation that is stated on the machine itself, although you can sometimes determine the MODEL TYPE from the "Model" designation.
Brother typewriters were branded in a dizzying array of Brands and Models, though, so it's usually more useful to refer to what the machine looks like and what it's features are.
To find out what decade your machine was made in, it is necessary to consider in which decade the model was made, and certain features in models that were made for multiple decades.
Serial Number Table Last Edited: 09:15. NOTE : dates shown are JAN 1 unless noted, so the serial number shown is the first serial number produced the given year. Exceptions are serial numbers preceded by "up to where you can assume that the numbers reported.