1970 Webster XL-800
Up for sale is a cute little Webster XL-800 manufactured by Brother in Nagoya, Japan in April of 1970. This machine is a rather interesting machine, and has the interchangeable type feature for the @/cents key (the key which is red). More on this feature can be read about on the following page, along with some other interesting info on this model: https://tinyurl.com/y73s8psg
This particular machine is in excellent shape, and is fully functional right down to the bell. This typewriter is rather picky- meaning in order to get a crisp print on paper, you must press the keys snappily without lingering and lazily typing like we may be used to with our modern devices. Of course, this holds true for typing on any manual typewriter, however it is especially true for this machine since the type tends to become distorted or print not as crisp if you type improperly. Practice makes perfect- don't be afraid of this, anyone can learn to use this machine perfectly with practice.
Cosmetically, this machine is almost perfect, with very few flaws. This shade of blue paint is extremely attractive and contrasts well with the white keys.
This machine uses universal ribbons which are sold on this site, and the owner's manual can be downloaded for free here: http://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/webstermanual.pdf
The leather case is also in good shape, with the zipper completely intact and functional. Despite being cleaned, the top of the case has some kind of cosmetic flaw- I can't tell if it was scratched up, or if it's a stain.
If you're looking for a cute and unique small portable which can still be used heavily and frequently despite its small size, then this is a great option.