I finally found an instruction guide for my Canon AP-1500 electronic typewriter. In order to purchase the instruction guide I had to purchase the AP-1500 typewriter that came with it ($15 AUD), and then ask the seller not to ship the typewriter since I already own an AP-1500 given to me for FREE in March last year.

The instruction guide came with three spare ribbon cassettes …

A faded and tattered sales quote secreted inside the pages of the guide reveals that the typewriter was purchased in Melbourne in March 1993, and that an “I.B.M. G/B TYPEWRITER” was traded-in …

It seems to me Canon took a leaf out of Olivetti’s book when it came to the sleek design of their AP-1500 …

Until now, I didn’t know that there was a small battery compartment on the underside of the typewriter devoted to a spell-checker function …

And hadn’t even noticed the large hatch on the right-hand side of the typewriter, which is where the spell checker/corrector card is inserted, or not, in this case …

This is covered in PART 8 of the guide …

The full instruction guide will be scanned and shared in due course.