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The Typewriter Database 197X Smith Corona Pride Line Serial # 6YD36383 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 197X Smith Corona Pride Line Serial # 6YD36383 This is one of those cheap Smith-Coronas of the end-of-the-line 1970s. Missing a ribbon cover; I don’t care. It uses the smallish 1-5/8 inch diameter spools.

I got this because I had read that the Pride Line models were script type. Most script type stories are about how the buyer got it home and only then joyously discovered the script---my story is the opposite. It’s regular roman. At least it’s elite.

The tabs are pre-set at 24, 36, 48, 60, and 72 characters and marked by red ticks on the paper bail. These correspond to 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 inches---if you position the paper's left edge at the zero mark.

See the Photo Gallery below for notes on the "Error Control" feature.

With hardshell case that clamps on over the base. At least that works well.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne:
197X Smith Corona Pride Line

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197X Smith Corona Pride Line
Serial #
6YD36383

Status: Sightings
Created: 01-02-2014 at 04:49PM
Last Edit: 03-04-2015 at 09:01AM

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Description:

This is one of those cheap Smith-Coronas of the end-of-the-line 1970s. Missing a ribbon cover; I don’t care. It uses the smallish 1-5/8 inch diameter spools.

I got this because I had read that the Pride Line models were script type. Most script type stories are about how the buyer got it home and only then joyously discovered the script---my story is the opposite. It’s regular roman. At least it’s elite.

The tabs are pre-set at 24, 36, 48, 60, and 72 characters and marked by red ticks on the paper bail. These correspond to 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 inches---if you position the paper's left edge at the zero mark.

See the Photo Gallery below for notes on the "Error Control" feature.

With hardshell case that clamps on over the base. At least that works well.

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Michael Hoehne
Username: mhoehne

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.


197X Smith Corona Pride Line Photo Gallery

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