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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
197X Smith Corona Electra 220

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197X Smith Corona Electra 220
Serial #
6ELE 267601G

Status: My Collection
Created: 11-13-2015 at 10:00AM
Last Edit: 11-13-2015 at 10:06AM

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Description:

At last I got a fully functional typebar electric typewriter, and I´m very happy with it.

What a strange concept of "portable" the guys at SCM had, because even if it has a top quality case carrying it around is a nightmare. Too heavy, but at least it is so satisfying to use it that I don´t complain too much about the weight.

The only problem I had was the plug. Surprisingly, it´s a SCM made for the Spanish market, and in the specs it clearly says it´s prepared for our 230 V / 50 Hz electrical current but I´d never fathom why they put an american plug.I had to get an adapter, but after that I finally managed to try it.

If I had to complain about something is the ear splitting noise it makes. The typeslugs hit the platen so hard that after some time using it you are completely isolated from the outer world. I asked if anyone at home was complaining about the noise, but they said it just sounds like any other one. I´m a nuisance anyway.

Another thing I don´t know is that "jeweled escapement" thingy at the types basket. Does the escapement have something special? And I couldn´t find the datecode...


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Javier Vazquez del Olmo
Username: Javi

The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98.

Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter is the only one which is NOT in my collection. How ironic...

Things then got... complex. I moved from Valladolid to my village, and suddenly found myself with a lot of room available at home, so the small collection is turning into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.


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