Had a Baltimore friend snag this for me when I spotted it on craigslist. $35 was a great buy for a maroon machine! The hinges on the case were broke but I fixed them, and the paint is pretty damaged because a lit cigarette was once placed on the ribbon cover (which you should never do unless you have a Smith Corona with the electrostatic finish, and even then...) It looked like the past owner tried to remedy the damage with wax, but the machine looks better since I scraped that all off.
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can mail me at Mark Petersen / PO Box 6683 / Christiansburg, VA 24068-6683
Can't buy hinges quite like the old ones easily, so I improvised but it works just fine and now the machine can be taken around and used out of the house.