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The Typewriter Database 1963 Smith Corona Secretarial Serial # 72A12-5508470 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1963 Smith Corona Secretarial Serial # 72A12-5508470 The Secretarial is one serious typewriter but this one has not been cared for. It’s worth fixing, though, for its mill typeface, with the letters being all upper case in both shift positions and the distinct “1”, slashed zero, and the quirky “8” and “C”. See if you can find any images of telegrams showing those odd characters.

The back panel is removable without tools (though I’ll bet there’s a tool to make it easier to get it back on) so I wonder what had to be adjusted so frequently that this design was worth the cost.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne:
1963 Smith Corona Secretarial

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1963 Smith Corona Secretarial
Serial #
72A12-5508470

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-01-2014 at 06:29PM
Last Edit: 08-22-2015 at 04:09PM

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The Secretarial is one serious typewriter but this one has not been cared for. It’s worth fixing, though, for its mill typeface, with the letters being all upper case in both shift positions and the distinct “1”, slashed zero, and the quirky “8” and “C”. See if you can find any images of telegrams showing those odd characters.

The back panel is removable without tools (though I’ll bet there’s a tool to make it easier to get it back on) so I wonder what had to be adjusted so frequently that this design was worth the cost.


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Michael Hoehne
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While I find all of mankind's inventions interesting, I am most enchanted by the human-scale arts and devices, the ones that can be created (and repaired) in a home workshop or studio; the ones that can be understood by looking at them; the ones that do something useful or stir admiration. Typewriters work for me.


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