- JAPY L.72 Typewriter
- Year: 1970
- Materials: metal, steel, plastic
- Color: orange
- Dimensions: 30 cm (length) x 30 cm (width) x 8 cm (height)
- Weight: 4,1 Kg
- The machine is compatible with universal ribbons
- French AZERTY keyboard
- Very good cosmetical and working condition, minor signs of use
The Japy company was founded in 1771 by George Frédéric Japy (1749-1812), a pioneer in the industrial production of watches. Frédéric Japy was educated in Beaucourt and Montbéliard and from 1768 learned watchmaking in Le Locle, now a part of Switzerland. The main street of Beaucourt now bears his name and a museum, which includes Japy typewriters, is dedicated to him. Musée Municipal Japy, is at 16 Rue Frédéric Japy. Before he died, Japy had handed over the running of his company to his sons, and it became known as Établissements Japy Frères, S.A..
In 1910, as part of a broad diversification, Japy Frères started making typewriters. It bought the entire assets of the Remington-Sholes Typewriter Co, which had gone bankrupt in 1909. The Japys ran their company for a long time as a pure family company without any borrowed capital. The product range was constantly expanded, and as a result Japy went on to dominate various national and international markets: Mechanical watches, screws, metal parts, frying pans, military helmets, pumps, typewriters and much more.
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