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The Typewriter Database 196x SCM Classic 12 Serial # 995 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 196x SCM Classic 12 Serial # 995 I have several SCM machines and couldn't resist the chocolate brown or the huge tab key running above the top bank of keys. It's a machine of its time, I'd say late 1960s or early 1970s. I searched high and low for a serial number, and the only number I could find was a painted 995 (pictured), which repeats--or the serial number is 995995. I can't imagine a painted-on serial number, however, that makes no sense. If anyone can help clarify, please do! I'm trying to figure out what the key with the down arrow and the two tilted keys that look like legs does. The case looks more like an electric typewriter case or perhaps a gun case, and it's almost impossible to close. Despite its immense size (typewriter and case), it's actually quite light. It features the sliding ribbon cover shared by my Galaxie II. Made in Canada. The original paperwork came with it, in the original plastic bag.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
196x SCM Classic 12

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196x SCM Classic 12
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995

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-03-2016 at 02:57AM
Last Edit: 09-03-2016 at 04:15AM

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I have several SCM machines and couldn't resist the chocolate brown or the huge tab key running above the top bank of keys. It's a machine of its time, I'd say late 1960s or early 1970s. I searched high and low for a serial number, and the only number I could find was a painted 995 (pictured), which repeats--or the serial number is 995995. I can't imagine a painted-on serial number, however, that makes no sense. If anyone can help clarify, please do! I'm trying to figure out what the key with the down arrow and the two tilted keys that look like legs does. The case looks more like an electric typewriter case or perhaps a gun case, and it's almost impossible to close. Despite its immense size (typewriter and case), it's actually quite light. It features the sliding ribbon cover shared by my Galaxie II. Made in Canada. The original paperwork came with it, in the original plastic bag.


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James Gifford
Username: giffer

I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.


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