1964 Sears Medalist Electric 12 #SMLE-119340
Status: My Collection
Created: 01-17-2015 at 02:06PM
Last Edit: 01-10-2019 at 09:34PM
I got this machine for 12$ at a local thrift store earlier this year. At the time I bought it I wasn't into collecting typewriters but the strange color choices and odd looking case really caught my eye. Also I had never seen a mechanical assist typewriter (or at least really taken the time to notice) before I really looked at this one.
It always gets looks when you mess with a typewriter in a public place, people always ask me questions when I start looking at these. Just goes to show that even today typewriters are still very much an attractive machine to have around.
This machine is interesting because it is a re-badged Corona of some type with changable type slugs! Also unlike my Sears Scholar it features a more traditional keyboard with little round keys instead of more modern computer looking keycaps.
Another weird thing about this is the lever for sliding the carriage around is on the left side behind the knob instead of on the right side above the knob like ever other typewriter I have!
It's a nice machine with small neat looking font, the only thing that bothers me about it is the "font" of the numbers. The ascenders / descenders on the number characters are a bit too fancy and result in things looking a bit jumbled.
Hunter: King Corduroy (KingCorduroy)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am a mechanical engineering student with a fascination for antiques, I bought my first typewriter when I was in 6th or 7th grade. It was a very beat-up and dejected Remington Noiseless Model 7 and it only cost me 5$ since I was the only one at the auction interested in it. Since then I have sold it (and happen to know it is sitting in an antique shop) but my love for typewriters has never waned.
Since then my interests have spread to vintage computers and other electronics and I have obtained many interesting things. I now own 3 typewriters, but I am always looking for more and those sleek portables of the 1940's and 50's always catch my eye.
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