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A Rtn Light

What causes this light to light up? I don't have a manual for this typewriter but I just noticed that it has started being lit.

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Hold down the code key and press the "R" key (the key that has A RTN on it) this will turn the light on or off. when it is on, it means the machine is in "automatic return" mode, which means when you get within about 10 spaces of the right margin and hit the spacebar the printhead will automatically return without hitting the "return" key. those lights turn on when the mode, it indicates, has been turned on.

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