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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Chad Comello:
1960 Smith Corona Electra 12

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1960 Smith Corona Electra 12
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Status: My Collection
Created: 02-14-2016 at 01:10PM
Last Edit: 09-24-2017 at 02:06PM

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Found this without its case, in a box for an AT&T electric typewriter at a Goodwill for $5. Aesthetically in great shape, but the alignment was off between the lower- and uppercase letters, and the motor would periodically just shut down. Also the second "c" in Electric on the front decal was chipped off. Brought it in for repairs and he was able to fix everything and give it a new ribbon. The electric hum is quieter than most I've encountered.

Haven't found much info on this specific model elsewhere. Has an extended 12" carriage (floating shift), which I think looks a bit awkward compared to the carriages that fit their bodies, but I'm happy to have happened on this!

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1960 Smith Corona Electra 12 Photo Gallery

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