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The Typewriter Database 1959 Smith Corona Electric 12 Serial # 5LE120727 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Oliver Scheit: 1959 Smith Corona Electric 12 Serial # 5LE120727 I am in the progress of a rebuild of the entire electrical drive. New (mordern) motor, new belt-system, etc. The goal is to have it as quiet as possible and the option to run on batteries.

Note that this one is named "Electric 12" and not "Electra 12"

These fine machines seem to be rather rare in Germany.

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Update 2016-07-18
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The new belt-system and the new motor are 98% finished.
It is super-quiet already. I assume once the cover is back on, one would have almost no chance to tell whether the machine is turned on or off just by listening.
It seem to need around 7-8 Volts in order to get to the right speed. That is more than I figured, so I might not be able to run it on 18650 batteries as planned, but that really isn't a big thing.
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Update 2016-08-06
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Just in time before we go for summer holidays, I was able to finish the electrical drive. A little more tuning and this machine will be fine.
With the first typing today I was surprised to find it types 12cpi.

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Update 2016-09-29
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Finally I uploaded a video to youtube with the results
(see link below)

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Oliver Scheit:
1959 Smith Corona Electric 12

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1959 Smith Corona Electric 12
Serial #
5LE120727

Status: My Collection
Created: 07-10-2016 at 03:22PM
Last Edit: 09-24-2017 at 01:56PM

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I am in the progress of a rebuild of the entire electrical drive. New (mordern) motor, new belt-system, etc. The goal is to have it as quiet as possible and the option to run on batteries.

Note that this one is named "Electric 12" and not "Electra 12"

These fine machines seem to be rather rare in Germany.

===============
Update 2016-07-18
---------------------------
The new belt-system and the new motor are 98% finished.
It is super-quiet already. I assume once the cover is back on, one would have almost no chance to tell whether the machine is turned on or off just by listening.
It seem to need around 7-8 Volts in order to get to the right speed. That is more than I figured, so I might not be able to run it on 18650 batteries as planned, but that really isn't a big thing.
===============
Update 2016-08-06
---------------------------
Just in time before we go for summer holidays, I was able to finish the electrical drive. A little more tuning and this machine will be fine.
With the first typing today I was surprised to find it types 12cpi.

===============
Update 2016-09-29
--------------------------
Finally I uploaded a video to youtube with the results
(see link below)

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Oliver Scheit
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located in Hamburg, Germany
I will fill the "schmasch"-website little by little with some additional information on my typewriters. (http://schmasch.de/wp/)


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