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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Petersen:
1988 Smith Corona PWP 80

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1988 Smith Corona PWP 80
Serial #
5CED 1127000

Status: My Collection
Created: 04-04-2014 at 05:09PM
Last Edit: 04-04-2014 at 05:17PM

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I got this machine for $10 at Goodwill in Christiansburg, Virginia. I have never seen anything like it before! I think it is delightfully dorky, and I love that the screen is backlit unlike some other Smith Coronas I have seen. It is much more comfortable to type on too since the screen sits eye level. Very clever that the screen swings down to protect the keyboard. This machine uses the small and specific Smith Corona Datadisks, which I own but I have not gotten one to work yet, either I don't know how or my disk drive is fried.

Also, neat to finally have a typewriter made in the same year I was.

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Mark Petersen
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I am an aspiring novelist and avid typewriter enthusiast from the New River Valley in Virginia. I am a proud Virginia Tech graduate with an education in creative writing. I use typewriters for all my writing and am working on a novel. I also do street poetry. I often can be found writing on one of my machines in downtown Blacksburg and enjoying a drink.
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You can mail me at Mark Petersen / PO Box 6683 / Christiansburg, VA 24068-6683

1988 Smith Corona PWP 80 Photo Gallery

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