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1963 Smith Corona 200 Serial # 6LR-6186146 1963 Smith Corona 200 typewriter, Serial # 6LR-6186146 Cole Ehmke's 1963 Smith Corona 200 typewriter. 2024-06-17 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Cole Ehmke: 1963 Smith Corona 200 Serial # 6LR-6186146 A sweet-typing Smith-Corona with an astoundingly large print size. This model was made for only three years -- perhaps 75,000 units in total -- so it is fairly uncommon. The serial number dates it to 1963. Font is sans serif -- maybe something like Arial? -- and might have been intended for making labels or typing speeches or for other situations where text must be easy-to-read. It is twice the size of ordinary print. See the type sample for the comparison to 12 pitch -- this one types 6 characters to the inch.

I performed a basic clean and replaced some parts and made some adjustments in June 2024. Ribbon is brand new. Belts are brand new. Runs quietly and smoothly. Right carriage release lever has been replaced. Rubber feet are all intact and soft. Could use a couple screws on the base for completeness, but they aren't needed for functionality. Comes with a case (labeled Coronamatic, so it might not be original to the typewriter). The case and typewriter together weigh about 25 pounds. Wide carriage holds a landscape letter sheet easily (11"). Alignment is good. The body styling is Smith-Corona Galaxie (introduced in 1959) from the space age, so it is a very mid-century style. Color is khaki/tan and light gray.

1963 Smith Corona 200 #6LR-6186146

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Cole Ehmke (wheatranger)
Created: 06-17-2024 at 06:25AM
Last Edit: 06-17-2024 at 06:30AM


Description:

A sweet-typing Smith-Corona with an astoundingly large print size. This model was made for only three years -- perhaps 75,000 units in total -- so it is fairly uncommon. The serial number dates it to 1963. Font is sans serif -- maybe something like Arial? -- and might have been intended for making labels or typing speeches or for other situations where text must be easy-to-read. It is twice the size of ordinary print. See the type sample for the comparison to 12 pitch -- this one types 6 characters to the inch.

I performed a basic clean and replaced some parts and made some adjustments in June 2024. Ribbon is brand new. Belts are brand new. Runs quietly and smoothly. Right carriage release lever has been replaced. Rubber feet are all intact and soft. Could use a couple screws on the base for completeness, but they aren't needed for functionality. Comes with a case (labeled Coronamatic, so it might not be original to the typewriter). The case and typewriter together weigh about 25 pounds. Wide carriage holds a landscape letter sheet easily (11"). Alignment is good. The body styling is Smith-Corona Galaxie (introduced in 1959) from the space age, so it is a very mid-century style. Color is khaki/tan and light gray.

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