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1964 Smith Corona Electra 120 Serial # 6LE2103314 1964 Smith Corona Electra 120 typewriter, Serial # 6LE2103314 Daniel Burgoyne's 1964 Smith Corona Electra 120 typewriter. 2022-01-07 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Daniel Burgoyne: 1964 Smith Corona Electra 120 Serial # 6LE2103314 Local Ottawa find, bought from the daughter of the original owners. The daughter was not absolutely certain of the year it was bought. However, in comparing with other models in the database, a clear giveaway of the early release of this model is the red, manual half-space button, at the extreme top left of the keyboard. Electras 120 manufactured later have this feature located left of the typebar. However, as it was made in Canada, the serial number might not align sequentially with the serial of those models made in the USA. This is still something I am still looking into.

Jewelled escapement, a remnant of previous years models. It types very well and fast now that I unjammed the mainspring arbor from dried up grease and dirt after being idle for a couple of decades.
French-Canada QWERTY keyboard although not standard with the hyphen and underscore being on the same key,
Pica 10 cpi typeface. Samsonite traveler case in good condition.

1964 Smith Corona Electra 120 #6LE2103314

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Daniel Burgoyne (Ixzed23)
Created: 10-17-2021 at 08:34PM
Last Edit: 01-07-2022 at 08:58AM


Description:

Local Ottawa find, bought from the daughter of the original owners. The daughter was not absolutely certain of the year it was bought. However, in comparing with other models in the database, a clear giveaway of the early release of this model is the red, manual half-space button, at the extreme top left of the keyboard. Electras 120 manufactured later have this feature located left of the typebar. However, as it was made in Canada, the serial number might not align sequentially with the serial of those models made in the USA. This is still something I am still looking into.

Jewelled escapement, a remnant of previous years models. It types very well and fast now that I unjammed the mainspring arbor from dried up grease and dirt after being idle for a couple of decades.
French-Canada QWERTY keyboard although not standard with the hyphen and underscore being on the same key,
Pica 10 cpi typeface. Samsonite traveler case in good condition.

Typeface Specimen:

Hunter: Daniel Burgoyne (Ixzed23)

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Bonjour! I am from the region of Montreal, Quebec and moved to Ottawa, Ontario in 1992.

Amateur watchmaker and machinist, I love anything mechanical, hydraulic or electric. I have restored American and Canadian clocks and small lathes, milling machines and a jig bore.

Most of my typewriters have Canadian-French Qwerty keyboards, with some exception for rare finds.

You may contact me at em325@ncf.ca



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