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1959 Smith Corona Electric Portable Serial # 5TE200249 1959 Smith Corona Electric Portable typewriter, Serial # 5TE200249 Joe Van Cleave's 1959 Smith Corona Electric Portable typewriter. 2019-03-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Joe Van Cleave: 1959 Smith Corona Electric Portable Serial # 5TE200249 Acquired from an Albuquerque thrift store. Replaced the shredded power cord with an extension cord. Recently replaced a drive belt with a new-old-stock silicon VCR belt. The drive spindle and type bar linkages are very sensitive to debris. Very fast typer. Wonderful appearance with turquoise textured paint and red trim. Currently sporting a blue nylon ribbon. Came with a fat (electric model compatible) holiday-style carrying case.

1959 Smith Corona Electric Portable #5TE200249

Status: My Collection
Created: 03-12-2019 at 11:15PM
Last Edit: 03-12-2019 at 11:18PM


Description:

Acquired from an Albuquerque thrift store. Replaced the shredded power cord with an extension cord. Recently replaced a drive belt with a new-old-stock silicon VCR belt. The drive spindle and type bar linkages are very sensitive to debris. Very fast typer. Wonderful appearance with turquoise textured paint and red trim. Currently sporting a blue nylon ribbon. Came with a fat (electric model compatible) holiday-style carrying case.

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