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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ian Brumfield:
196X Smith Corona Coronet Automatic 12

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196X Smith Corona Coronet Automatic 12
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Status: My Collection
Created: 04-02-2014 at 08:42AM
Last Edit: 04-02-2014 at 11:38AM

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I got this machine from a Goodwill for very little. The paint is in decent shape, except for the paint on the upper left side of the machine, where it is completely chipped.... I don't know how that was accomplished. It has the Change-O-Type characters on the far left and right, and has the Page Gauge and the mid-60s white keys. It works fine, though it does get hot to the touch after a few minutes' usage. It needs some cleaning, and I wouldn't be surprised if the belts from the electric motor fail within the next few years.

And no, that is not an 11/24ths fraction. Just 1/2 and 1/4 beside each other without a space between them... my mistake.

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Ian Brumfield
Username: T1peM0nkey

I've been hunting for typewriters since 2012, but I've loved them for long before that... about 2003. In the short amount of time in which I've started seriously collecting I've amassed a collection of over 65 machines (now specializing in Royals), one of which is parts. At the ripe old age of 19, to boot!

In November of 2013 I participated in National Novel Writing Month and hit a pretty decent 105,991 words; all written on manual machines. I think that this is a new record, but there isn't any official record keeping in the Typewriter Brigade.

I also run The Daily Clipper, which while admittedly abandoned for 2 years is back up and running, soon to bring you articles on all sorts of history. Scheming and planning a website on the same domain.

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