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1949 Smith Corona Skyriter Serial # 2Y 6795 1949 Smith Corona Skyriter typewriter, Serial # 2Y 6795 Mitchell Dayton's 1949 Smith Corona Skyriter typewriter. 2024-05-25 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mitchell Dayton: 1949 Smith Corona Skyriter Serial # 2Y 6795 After having owned one of the later British-made Skyriters and gifting it to a friend, I decided I wanted to own an original USA-made example. My friend Trevor (TB Writers Plus) had this one at the shop and it was exactly what I was looking for. I elected to have him put new rubber in it for me, which he did for a very reasonable cost. Very glad to have one of the original Skyriters in the stable finally. Types very similar to many other Skyriters I've tried, which is to say as good as you could hope for from an ultraportable. I'm used to Hermes Rockets, but Skyriters have a bit more of a "direct" feel to their action. You can maintain a pretty good speed on one of these with the proper technique. Best part is, this one doesn't skip on me ever and the type alignment seems better than average for these. 10cpi standard pica. Currently fitted with a Ribbons Unlimited black silk ribbon for that wonderful dark imprint. Forever immortalized online in the "Typewriter thirst trap" video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAQbiOVqrpY

1949 Smith Corona Skyriter #2Y 6795

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mitchell Dayton (aphexteknol)
Created: 05-23-2024 at 08:36AM
Last Edit: 05-25-2024 at 05:19AM


Description:

After having owned one of the later British-made Skyriters and gifting it to a friend, I decided I wanted to own an original USA-made example. My friend Trevor (TB Writers Plus) had this one at the shop and it was exactly what I was looking for. I elected to have him put new rubber in it for me, which he did for a very reasonable cost. Very glad to have one of the original Skyriters in the stable finally. Types very similar to many other Skyriters I've tried, which is to say as good as you could hope for from an ultraportable. I'm used to Hermes Rockets, but Skyriters have a bit more of a "direct" feel to their action. You can maintain a pretty good speed on one of these with the proper technique. Best part is, this one doesn't skip on me ever and the type alignment seems better than average for these. 10cpi standard pica. Currently fitted with a Ribbons Unlimited black silk ribbon for that wonderful dark imprint. Forever immortalized online in the "Typewriter thirst trap" video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAQbiOVqrpY

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Top view
Top view

"Rabbit ears"
"Rabbit ears"

Under the hood. Including the cool shop sticker.
Under the hood. Including the cool shop sticker.

Type basket
Type basket

Caboose.
Caboose.

The nice brass logo... To be honest, this and the "racing stripes" on the lid are why I wanted this model...
The nice brass logo... To be honest, this and the "racing stripes" on the lid are why I wanted this model...

Hunter: Mitchell Dayton (aphexteknol)

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