OKITYPER-2000

OKITYPER-2000

OKITYPER-2000



Manufactured in 1960
Manufactured by Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
Owner Oki Data Corporation
Location of historical materials Fukushima Factory
1-1 Tachita, Shono, Fukushima-shi, Fukushima, 960-2196, Japan
Visitor information Generally confidential (Consultation available)
Contact Human Resources & General Affairs Division Tel.+81-24-594-2001


OKITYPER-2000 was developed in 1960 when business people wanted to downsize the previous perforation typewriter and have a typewriter for forms. As a small typewriter with an additional functions of reading paper tape and perforation or an input/output device of a computer, OKITYPER-2000 was a best-selling typewriter and delivered to customers in a wide variety of fields in those days.

- Approximately two thousand parts
- Typebar generating strong impact that can print on a ten-sheet copy form
- Printing speed at ANK 500 characters per minute
- Manufactured approximately 20,000 for 1961 through 1980

Five or six units of paper tape was used to transmit, maintain, and relay data at that point of time. A "perforation typewriter" read paper tape (reader) and perforated (hole puncher) as well as printed. The machine was stationed and expensive.

OKITYPER-2000 had functions of printing, reading, punching holes although it was a small desktop type of electrical typewriter. The machine met customer's needs, and contributed significantly to office automation at that point of time in those days.

Majority of bank and securities adopted six bits and three lines although a computer used today's one character = eight bits.