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The Typewriter Database 1968 Smith Corona Electra SS Serial # 6BL 109197 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1968 Smith Corona Electra SS Serial # 6BL 109197 This strange innovation makes a very heavy typewriter---it is a battery-powered portable. The Power Cell is about the size of 2 or 3 D batteries and rechargeable. The AC power cord is, unusually for Smith Corona, detachable, which makes sense on this portable. I am sure the SS in the name refers to Solid State , a marketing buzzword at the time, which SCM could use because they had a couple of transistors in the charging circuit. This probably has a manual carriage return in order to reduce demand on the battery. carriage centering lever is under right carriage knob; missing Power Cell , power cord is present. The motor runs but nothing else moves; not sure why yet.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne:
1968 Smith Corona Electra SS

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1968 Smith Corona Electra SS
Serial #
6BL 109197

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-30-2014 at 10:34PM
Last Edit: 09-25-2017 at 02:36PM

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This strange innovation makes a very heavy typewriter---it is a battery-powered portable. The Power Cell is about the size of 2 or 3 D batteries and rechargeable. The AC power cord is, unusually for Smith Corona, detachable, which makes sense on this portable. I am sure the SS in the name refers to Solid State , a marketing buzzword at the time, which SCM could use because they had a couple of transistors in the charging circuit. This probably has a manual carriage return in order to reduce demand on the battery. carriage centering lever is under right carriage knob; missing Power Cell , power cord is present. The motor runs but nothing else moves; not sure why yet.


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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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