1,172-Character Japanese Typewriter (video)

The average typewriter had up to 40 keys and could type around 60 characters.

Originally made in Japan in the late 1940s, the Toshiba Typewriter Model BW-2112 had over 1,000 characters in three different languages (Japanese, English, and Chinese).

One would assume it was intended for typing out official documents in occupied Japan, but that is just a guess.

It is cool, though.


via Book of Joe

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