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1963 Smith Corona Secretarial Serial # 72A12-5508470 1963 Smith Corona Secretarial typewriter, Serial # 72A12-5508470 Michael Hoehne's 1963 Smith Corona Secretarial typewriter. 2015-08-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1963 Smith Corona Secretarial Serial # 72A12-5508470 The Secretarial is one serious typewriter but this one has not been cared for. It's worth fixing, though, for its mill typeface, with the letters being all upper case in both shift positions and the distinct “1”, slashed zero, and the quirky “8” and “C”. See if you can find any images of telegrams showing those odd characters.

The back panel is removable without tools (though I'll bet there's a tool to make it easier to get it back on) so I wonder what had to be adjusted so frequently that this design was worth the cost.

1963 Smith Corona Secretarial #72A12-5508470

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-01-2014 at 06:29PM
Last Edit: 08-22-2015 at 04:09PM


Description:

The Secretarial is one serious typewriter but this one has not been cared for. It's worth fixing, though, for its mill typeface, with the letters being all upper case in both shift positions and the distinct “1”, slashed zero, and the quirky “8” and “C”. See if you can find any images of telegrams showing those odd characters.

The back panel is removable without tools (though I'll bet there's a tool to make it easier to get it back on) so I wonder what had to be adjusted so frequently that this design was worth the cost.

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This panel is removable without tools.
This panel is removable without tools.

... and this upper panel comes off with the removal of two easily-reached screws.
... and this upper panel comes off with the removal of two easily-reached screws.


A dainty curved wire connects the ribbon reversal mechanisms.
A dainty curved wire connects the ribbon reversal mechanisms.



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