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Old 08-04-2016, 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by OldGuy View Post
I doubt this very much. Typewriter pitches were elite with 12 characters per inch and pica with 10 characters per inch. That sentence is 52 characters if I add a period to it. That would only take up 5.2 inches even for pica leaving left and right margins of 1.65 inches which has got to be wider than standard. Dissertations had the widest margins I ever heard of and they were only 1.5 inches.
When I was a kid, we had a typewriter that typed 11 characters to the inch. I think they called it "picalite", and a google search on that finds this page that says it's a trademark of Brother Corporation.

Wish we still had it (or maybe my brother still does); I knew it was unusual at the time, but had no idea how unusual.