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Author Topic: Vintage Military Typewriter "Mil"  (Read 5704 times)
WOJ
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« on: July 23, 2014, 05:13:11 PM »

I posted this in the Boat Motor Section as well as I am not sure where Is the best forum.


Anyone know a good source for a "mil" typewriter, that is the military typewriter used by radio operators? It is not just an old typewriter used by the military. A "mil" had capital letters only and was used for copying radio messages.  I was in the Army Security Agency in the 60's and used one daily. I posted here as I also have a Collins R391 boat motor that is being restored and need a mil to round out my military man cave, and for cw copying as well!
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W4KYR
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2014, 06:37:50 PM »

I replied to this on the Boat Anchor Forum.

http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/board,4.0.html
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 09:37:53 PM »

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  I was in the Army Security Agency in the 60's and used one daily.

Same here.....54-56.  I'm not sure if KYR quoted me on the other post but our mils used tractor feed for the 5-layer carbon copy continuous feed paper. 

If you find one, it will be a miracle!  You're talking OLD!!

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WOJ
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2014, 05:50:28 AM »

AXW,
Basic at Fort Dix, Morse Code School (058) Fort Devens, Kagnew Station Asmara Ethiopia, Vint Hill Farms Warrenton Virginia!
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2014, 10:11:30 PM »

Just as a matter of curiosity, I was in the ASA from 63 to 67 and stationed at the 14th ASAFS Hakata Japan. I was an 05D, but remember mils very well.
WX4O
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2014, 10:09:41 AM »

 Kagnew station  59 - 61   but not a  ditty catcher.
perhpas peruse  off the wall  supplus locatins..   fair radio  etc.
and   flea markets..
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WOJ
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2014, 11:37:41 AM »

YLI,
Not often you find someone that was stationed at Kagnew Station. Were you in the ASA or Navy or? I worked at Tract C and stayed in the Operations barracks.
Rich
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2014, 08:16:43 AM »

woj     ASA
I was   crypto repair.   oddly  enough,  3 members of the wausau  club  were stationed in  asmara.   and also   3 persons at   IBM  also had been to asmara.  one in the navy stationed there and one  Liberty  from a ship docked in  Masawa.

'from deep in the heart of  africa comes the battle cry of the  ASA..  retreat hell,,, back space.
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2014, 09:42:24 AM »

Just as a matter of curiosity, I was in the ASA from 63 to 67 and stationed at the 14th ASAFS Hakata Japan. I was an 05D, but remember mils very well.
WX4O

Did you know a guy by the name of Ed Gaeta? We were in basic together at Ft. Dix in '64 & he had enlisted for ASA. They sent me to MP School, then at Ft. Gordon.
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WOJ
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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2014, 09:54:48 AM »

Just as a matter of curiosity, I was in the ASA from 63 to 67 and stationed at the 14th ASAFS Hakata Japan. I was an 05D, but remember mils very well.
WX4O

Did you know a guy by the name of Ed Gaeta? We were in basic together at Ft. Dix in '64 & he had enlisted for ASA. They sent me to MP School, then at Ft. Gordon.

No, never met him. I went to Fort Dix on August 27, 1964 then to Fort Devens for morse intercept school. After school I went to Asmara Ethiopia for a year and a half then to Vint Hill Farms in Warrenton Virginia.
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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2014, 11:54:39 PM »

Just as a matter of curiosity, I was in the ASA from 63 to 67 and stationed at the 14th ASAFS Hakata Japan. I was an 05D, but remember mils very well.
WX4O

Did you know a guy by the name of Ed Gaeta? We were in basic together at Ft. Dix in '64 & he had enlisted for ASA. They sent me to MP School, then at Ft. Gordon.

God bless you old Cold War military guys.  Things have changed and not for the better.
No, never met him. I went to Fort Dix on August 27, 1964 then to Fort Devens for morse intercept school. After school I went to Asmara Ethiopia for a year and a half then to Vint Hill Farms in Warrenton Virginia.
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WOJ
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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2014, 03:24:33 PM »

TMA,
Great to hear from another ASA'er! Recently I have heard from a few ASA folks that were in Hakata Japan. I remember hearing about Chitose Japan but not of Hakata. I realize you can not discuss what went on in Hakata but how long were you there, what years, etc.
Rich
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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2014, 06:57:08 AM »

It serves to concentrate the morons in one place, leaving more undisturbed for the rest of us.  Think of CW the same way.
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