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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe:
1952 Smith Corona Skyriter

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1952 Smith Corona Skyriter
Serial #
2Y 149637

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-20-2016 at 07:14AM
Last Edit: 01-07-2017 at 11:19PM

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Looks beautiful but lacks spools (borrowed from another machine to do specimen). Draw string broken. Some bent type hammers, notably 3, - and / keys. Elite typeface. Paper table falling apart because right screw no longer fits well enough to grip. Still a beauty - trying to get it to work before relegating to parts machine. That would be a waste!

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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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