Like vinyl records—another technology that’s not yet had its day—daisy wheels are fun to collect and you can give them a spin as the mood takes you.

These English Pica 10 and English Brougham 10 wheels are my latest buys …

They join the Script 1012 and the Letter Gothic 12 wheels I bought a few weeks before.

A year ago I purchased two hard-to-find (Lori and Anelia) proportionally spaced daisy wheels from Japan. Suffice to say they were not cheap.

Last night I was horrified to find my Super Grande 10 wheel in the Anelia PS  box …

I remember using the Anelia PS wheel when I was playing around with the Brother WP-1600D word processor …

The fear is I may have forgotten to swap back the Prestige 1012 wheel before I donated the word processor to a charity shop several weeks ago (Prestige 10/12 is the default typeface, I have five of them).

Could I really have been so careless? Hard to believe. Hopefully I’ll find it lying around somewhere. Life’s just not the same with a missing wheel.

On a happier note, my last daisy wheel purchases came with a list of Brother typefaces to inform future daisy wheel splurges …

What goes around comes around. Hopefully the typewriter gods will deliver me another (or the same) Anelia PS wheel.

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