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1962 Smith Corona Galaxie Serial # 6T 359609 1962 Smith Corona Galaxie typewriter, Serial # 6T 359609 Jack B's 1962 Smith Corona Galaxie typewriter. 2020-08-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jack B: 1962 Smith Corona Galaxie Serial # 6T 359609 Ouch. I never thought I would see a Galaxie in as poor shape as this one. Every single type slug is frozen, and the whole mechanism is caked in eraser shavings. I wanted a first generation Galaxie, though, so hopefully this one will be worth the effort.

UPDATE: Now disassembled and well on the way to recovery... if I can figure out how to put it back together...

UPDATED UPDATE: Not reassembled yet, but I have freed all the type slugs and she types great. I'm thinking of stripping the paint and then covering it in a clear coat.

That type sample is probably the first thing she has typed in a decade, maybe longer.

UPDATED UPDATED UPDATE: Reassembled now, just needs a few finishing touches. I really like these early Galaxies. Even though she's a bit rough around the edges, I'm pretty satisfied for now. Maybe I'll get to that repaint later...

1962 Smith Corona Galaxie #6T 359609

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Jack B (JustAnotherGuy)
Created: 08-31-2014 at 08:56PM
Last Edit: 08-22-2020 at 04:21PM


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Ouch. I never thought I would see a Galaxie in as poor shape as this one. Every single type slug is frozen, and the whole mechanism is caked in eraser shavings. I wanted a first generation Galaxie, though, so hopefully this one will be worth the effort.

UPDATE: Now disassembled and well on the way to recovery... if I can figure out how to put it back together...

UPDATED UPDATE: Not reassembled yet, but I have freed all the type slugs and she types great. I'm thinking of stripping the paint and then covering it in a clear coat.

That type sample is probably the first thing she has typed in a decade, maybe longer.

UPDATED UPDATED UPDATE: Reassembled now, just needs a few finishing touches. I really like these early Galaxies. Even though she's a bit rough around the edges, I'm pretty satisfied for now. Maybe I'll get to that repaint later...

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Before surgery...
Before surgery...

With panels removed
With panels removed




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