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195X Smith Corona Pacemaker Serial # PB5037731-11 195X Smith Corona Pacemaker typewriter, Serial # PB5037731-11 Ian Brumfield's 195X Smith Corona Pacemaker typewriter. 2014-09-03 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ian Brumfield: 195X Smith Corona Pacemaker Serial # PB5037731-11 I got this machine in a trade with Richard Polt. A '64 Adler Tippa 1 for a '5X Smith-Corona Pacemaker, with the added guarantee that the Pacemaker is pretty much the same machine as the Smith-Corona or L.C. Smith Super Speed.

After reading Mark Petersen's comments about this machine being relatively uncommon, I did some digging. From copyright dates and advertisements, I can safely say that this machine was produced from 1956 to 1963. '63 is the latest mention of this machine in any Smith-Corona documents that I could find, so it is conceivable that it could have been manufactured after 1963. During that time, the ads championed the 'cheap', 'bargain' pricing that the machine was listed for. Oddly enough that price varied quite a bit. From $147 up to $280, and back down to a lower price. Go figure. I have also determined that the '-11' after the serial number is the width of the carriage, since the Pacemaker was only equipped with an 11 or 15 inch. When you went to order one, you could specify which carriage width you wanted and either the Pica or Elite type size. And for those Smith-Corona-ites who have wondered what Smith-Corona called the green color on this machine, I can give the answer of 'Spruce Green'. It was in the advertising.

UPDATE: (9/3/14) I got this machine on April 26th 2014 at the Cincinnati Spring Type-In.

195X Smith Corona Pacemaker #PB5037731-11

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Ian Brumfield (T1peM0nkey)
Created: 04-26-2014 at 06:57PM
Last Edit: 09-03-2014 at 04:17PM


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I got this machine in a trade with Richard Polt. A '64 Adler Tippa 1 for a '5X Smith-Corona Pacemaker, with the added guarantee that the Pacemaker is pretty much the same machine as the Smith-Corona or L.C. Smith Super Speed.

After reading Mark Petersen's comments about this machine being relatively uncommon, I did some digging. From copyright dates and advertisements, I can safely say that this machine was produced from 1956 to 1963. '63 is the latest mention of this machine in any Smith-Corona documents that I could find, so it is conceivable that it could have been manufactured after 1963. During that time, the ads championed the 'cheap', 'bargain' pricing that the machine was listed for. Oddly enough that price varied quite a bit. From $147 up to $280, and back down to a lower price. Go figure. I have also determined that the '-11' after the serial number is the width of the carriage, since the Pacemaker was only equipped with an 11 or 15 inch. When you went to order one, you could specify which carriage width you wanted and either the Pica or Elite type size. And for those Smith-Corona-ites who have wondered what Smith-Corona called the green color on this machine, I can give the answer of 'Spruce Green'. It was in the advertising.

UPDATE: (9/3/14) I got this machine on April 26th 2014 at the Cincinnati Spring Type-In.

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The keyboard on the Pacemaker is moulded in 'Spruce Green'.
The keyboard on the Pacemaker is moulded in 'Spruce Green'.

The tab and the margin stop assemblies.
The tab and the margin stop assemblies.

The Pacemaker with part of the carriage body removed. The black front with the green keys and grey body really make this machine very handsome.
The Pacemaker with part of the carriage body removed. The black front with the green keys and grey body really make this machine very handsome.


With the spool cover up, the numbers beneath the platen are visible. They are pretty close to sea foam green, and are in amazingly good shape.
With the spool cover up, the numbers beneath the platen are visible. They are pretty close to sea foam green, and are in amazingly good shape.

The serial number on this machine is underneath the right side of the carriage. The numbers are actually filled in with white paint. I don't remember seeing this much care taken on this little detail on any other Smith-Corona typewriter.
The serial number on this machine is underneath the right side of the carriage. The numbers are actually filled in with white paint. I don't remember seeing this much care taken on this little detail on any other Smith-Corona typewriter.

Hunter: Ian Brumfield (T1peM0nkey)

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