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1953 Smith Corona Skyriter Serial # 2Y 136089 1953 Smith Corona Skyriter typewriter, Serial # 2Y 136089 Marina Garrison's 1953 Smith Corona Skyriter typewriter. 2023-05-03 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Marina Garrison: 1953 Smith Corona Skyriter Serial # 2Y 136089 Picked up the Skyriter from Facebook marketplace for $25 CDN. While I noticed there were no ribbon spools it didn’t occur to me that the ribbon spools were not standard size. Watch out for that if you purchase a Skyriter. I have ordered replacement ribbon with spools but it is twice as expensive for this size than usual. Typewriter has a great feel, even better than my 5 Series Super which is one of my favorites. It is very snappy. Type size is elite (and I have yet to see it until the ribbon arrives). Only issue right now is the bell is not working so I need to spend some time tinkering with it.

1953 Smith Corona Skyriter #2Y 136089

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Marina Garrison (mazg)
Created: 05-28-2022 at 10:42PM
Last Edit: 05-03-2023 at 06:32PM


Description:

Picked up the Skyriter from Facebook marketplace for $25 CDN. While I noticed there were no ribbon spools it didn’t occur to me that the ribbon spools were not standard size. Watch out for that if you purchase a Skyriter. I have ordered replacement ribbon with spools but it is twice as expensive for this size than usual. Typewriter has a great feel, even better than my 5 Series Super which is one of my favorites. It is very snappy. Type size is elite (and I have yet to see it until the ribbon arrives). Only issue right now is the bell is not working so I need to spend some time tinkering with it.

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Side view

Lid open - missing spools
Lid open - missing spools

Hunter: Marina Garrison (mazg)

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Office supplies junkie. Amateur refurbisher of typewriters and fountain pens. Currently have 16 machines:
1) 1972 Adler Tippa (Elite), 2) 1967 Olivetti Lettera 32 (Elite), 3) 1966 Olympia SM9 De Luxe wide carriage (Pica), 4) 1950 Underwood Rythym Touch (Pica), 5) 1967 Smith Corona Super Sterling (Pica), 6) 1968 Olympia SM9 De Luxe (Senatorial), 7) 1959 Smith Corona Super (Elite), 8) 1950 Underwood Leader (Pica), 9) 1953 Smith Corona Skyriter (Elite), 10) 1966 Facit TP1 (Elite), 11) 1953 Smith Corona Skywriter, 12) 1968 Smith Corona Sterling (Pica), 13) 1969 Olympia SM9 (Pica), 14) 1955 Royal Senior Commander, 15) Royal 1200 Electric, 16) 1943 Hermes 2000., 17) 196X SCM Electra 110.



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