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1965 Eaton's (Smith-Corona) Viking Automatic 12 Electric Serial # EELA105805 1965 Eaton's (Smith-Corona) Viking Automatic 12 Electric typewriter, Serial # EELA105805 Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters's 1965 Eaton's (Smith-Corona) Viking Automatic 12 Electric typewriter. 2018-06-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters: 1965 Eaton's (Smith-Corona) Viking Automatic 12 Electric Serial # EELA105805 Found at a Salvation Army, this Automatic 12 was a gamble. Seems like every one of these that I come across, the clutches are bad or some other catastrophic failure develops over time. Other than this, they are very robust machines, and one of the few electrics that have some kind of soul.

The Automatic 12 is one of the rarer variants, and in this case has the pushbutton return as opposed to lever.

The action is respectable, but takes some getting used to after using manuals.

All in all, pretty cool styling for a machine that is almost always a glaxie-bodied machine of mischief. Even the plastic frontpiece of the ribbon cover has survived well.

- Sean

1965 Eaton's (Smith-Corona) Viking Automatic 12 Electric #EELA105805

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters (venneburgtypewriters)
Created: 06-12-2018 at 11:28AM
Last Edit: 06-12-2018 at 11:29AM


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Found at a Salvation Army, this Automatic 12 was a gamble. Seems like every one of these that I come across, the clutches are bad or some other catastrophic failure develops over time. Other than this, they are very robust machines, and one of the few electrics that have some kind of soul.

The Automatic 12 is one of the rarer variants, and in this case has the pushbutton return as opposed to lever.

The action is respectable, but takes some getting used to after using manuals.

All in all, pretty cool styling for a machine that is almost always a glaxie-bodied machine of mischief. Even the plastic frontpiece of the ribbon cover has survived well.

- Sean

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This gallery represents the machines owned by good friends Dirk Plante and Sean Doole, who reside in British Columbia, Canada. Together they have established Venneburg Typewriters, a partnership that to date has seen over 400 typewriters since 2009. Here you will find the machines that are currently still in possession or that have come and gone since December 2017.

***As of July 2020, this collection now also represents pieces from the collection of Troy Krahn!



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