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“first generation” PA-3000/3100 series portable electronic typewriters (3000, 3020, 3120, 3130, 3140, 30211) were introduced in october 1986 … above, a sharp PA-3000 series (first generation) “intelliwriter” ad (1991). Above, a double-knobbed sharp PA-3100II

Where’s a 40 character LCD screen when you need one? A major drawback of these typewriters is the one-piece transparent ribbon cover which doubles as the paper bail how to get rid of ants in my house bar and obscures your view of what’s being typed – annoyingly this is a cover which you can only pull how to get rid of ants in my house towards you and rest against the keyboard, rendering the typewriter inoperable …

Drawbacks aside, for simple typing jobs these typewriters are pretty good. Manufactured in korea, the U.K. And the philippines, the PA-3000, with various S, H and X suffixes that hint at additional storage and/or functions, come in a variety of light-to-mid-to-dark grey-to-charcoal colours … sharp PA-3000S (above)

The UK-made sharp PA-3000s below appears to have been the very first incarnation how to get rid of ants in my house of the “second generation” – they have a flip-up lid/paper table which is separate to the ribbon cover and how to get rid of ants in my house the bail bar, plus a chunky platen knob – features more in keeping with typewriters of the “first generation” (PA-3000/3100 series) …

Hypothetically, had brother’s wrexham, U.K., typewriter plant still been around at the time of brexit how to get rid of ants in my house (23rd june 2016), and then switched production to a more EU-friendly country (france or germany say) they would have been entitled to exhaust their supply of how to get rid of ants in my house EU stickers and “ecolabels” …

This grey-beige wrexham-made brother AX-440 portable electronic typewriter, with german keyboard, is in fact a green machine. Garantiert recyclingfähig = guaranteed recycleable. Quality management system – environmentally-conscious construction. Brother management systems (AX-100 box)

It might just be the base plate that the ribbon how to get rid of ants in my house cassette sits on, however my first thought was that this was a refillable, re-usable ribbon cassette in keeping with the öko concept – or at least, a single-use ribbon cassette with re-usable parts.

In europe, for example, brother has a portal site for recycling consumables and products how to get rid of ants in my house (electronic typewriters included) and provides information about how to return used toner cartridges, drum units, ink cartridges and products; and how to ask for collection boxes, etc. Which are available in a total of 28 countries.

The problem is, any recycling program is only as good as the consumers how to get rid of ants in my house who sign up for it, but kudos to brother for taking responsibility for their own how to get rid of ants in my house waste. Was this a regulatory measure forced upon them by the how to get rid of ants in my house EU, or simply clever marketing on brother’s part? A bit of both.

P.S. A plug adapter is all that’s required to run this 230 volts machine in australia. 220 volt appliances were standard throughout europe, while 240 volt appliances are standard in the UK. With the establishment of the EU, 230 volt appliances were introduced as a compromise.

In 1983, australia committed to a 20 year plan to convert to how to get rid of ants in my house a nominal specification of 230 volts to align with european how to get rid of ants in my house standards. While the supply voltage did not change, the tolerance specification became 230 volts +10/-6%. Effectively, this moved the upper limit down to 253 volts, but left the lower limit unchanged at 216.2 volts. Information taken from:

At some point during the production run of these series, in the early 1990s, smith corona threw their (re-born, 1986 onwards) logo, and their reputation, out with the bathwater, stopped manufacturing better quality pwps in singapore, and began sourcing shoddy machines from indonesia instead … A faded non-hyphenated smith corona logo in its last incarnation (above). A french VTX-100 (above) A british-plugged VTX-200 (above)

From a distance, the rounded design of these machines is attractive (a lone rampart to the right of the keyboard is how to get rid of ants in my house reminiscent of the ramparts on nakajima AX-series machines), however the quality of construction is low grade and the how to get rid of ants in my house keyboards are sub-standard (I’ve seen several where the transfer lettering on the key-tops has completely worn away). A german VTX-300 (above) A QWERTY VTX-400 (above)

VTX/DTX-300/400 typewriters were also sold (with “death star” logo) as “display dictionary” typewriters in north america. The model number, listed on the underside of these machines, takes the form NAHH, where is a number in the series: 1, 2, 3, or 4.