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The Typewriter Database 1949 Smith Corona Skyriter Serial # 2Y 30538 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe: 1949 Smith Corona Skyriter Serial # 2Y 30538 "Bangalore"

Bought this sweet little typer as a parts machine because my other one lacked spools. When I got it home I realized I love this one even more. White crusty keytops cleaned up nice with Danny Jordan's handy alcohol tip. Love that it's a 10 cpi pica machine, unlike the other I bought a few months ago that lacked spools and drawstring. The racing stripes are a nice touch. Scars easily in transport - otherwise this would follow me everywhere! Best crisp action of any of my ultra-portables. Only had red/black new ribbon so the type sample is a little strange, but I don't mind. A keeper!

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe:
1949 Smith Corona Skyriter

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1949 Smith Corona Skyriter
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2Y 30538

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-20-2016 at 02:26AM
Last Edit: 08-16-2016 at 04:04AM

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"Bangalore"

Bought this sweet little typer as a parts machine because my other one lacked spools. When I got it home I realized I love this one even more. White crusty keytops cleaned up nice with Danny Jordan's handy alcohol tip. Love that it's a 10 cpi pica machine, unlike the other I bought a few months ago that lacked spools and drawstring. The racing stripes are a nice touch. Scars easily in transport - otherwise this would follow me everywhere! Best crisp action of any of my ultra-portables. Only had red/black new ribbon so the type sample is a little strange, but I don't mind. A keeper!


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John Munroe
Username: jamunroe

From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.


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