I like that this machine has so many fractions. Besides that, I wonder- is the pound/dollar key the only one that would distinguish an English machine from an American one? I can't thnk of any others, off the top of my head. This one looks nioe! Does it say on it anywhere that is was made in the UK?
From what I see on the internet: pound sign, /8, /3 fractions on UK one - dollar and cent sign, asterisk on American one. And American has 1/2 plus 1/4 fraction where's UK has 1/4 plus 3/4. And yes - there is "Made in Great Britain" sign at the back as you can see.
I like this model. For a while, a couple of years ago, they were turning up in droves for $5 apiece at my local thrift store. I think I bought 7 of them. Then -- nada.
With all of the "/8" fractions, I wonder if it was marketed to stock brokers, or did British use the 8th system for stock prices? Has it been too long to remember when stock prices were quoted in 8ths, not decimals?
This is why I keep a compressor around to blast the dust and dirt out of these machines. Nice tyoewruter though. Just for reference, most of these machines sold in Australia and the UK had a keyboard full of fractions - largely for use with currency.