1959 Smith Corona Electric Portable #5TE200249
Status: My Collection
Created: 03-12-2019 at 11:15PM
Last Edit: 03-12-2019 at 11:18PM
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.
Hunter: Joe Van Cleave (JoeV)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I'm the proud owner of a collection of twenty three typewriters (thus far), all collected with the intent of being used. I also am a prolific blogger (http://joevancleave.com/) and YouTube content creator. https://www.youtube.com/user/JoeVCA/videos
I have an ongoing YouTube Typewriter Video Series. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwMhC_klUByWIbe0HprPjr3ckQx4SzvQ1
I am the coordinator of the ABQwerty Type Writer Society, an Albuquerque-based typewriter social organization.
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