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1965 Sears Forecast 12 Serial # S6LF-100055 1965 Sears Forecast 12 typewriter, Serial # S6LF-100055 Brian Hammack's 1965 Sears Forecast 12 typewriter. 2020-03-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brian Hammack: 1965 Sears Forecast 12 Serial # S6LF-100055 First model of the Sears 'Forecast 12', obviously a rebranded Smith-Corona and the Change-A-Type gives that fact away. My current workhorse machine.

1965 Sears Forecast 12 #S6LF-100055

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Brian Hammack (TheMushroom)
Created: 03-13-2020 at 10:19PM
Last Edit: 03-13-2020 at 10:20PM


Description:

First model of the Sears 'Forecast 12', obviously a rebranded Smith-Corona and the Change-A-Type gives that fact away. My current workhorse machine.

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Photos:

Designing a webpage on my typewriter and showing off the greater-than/less-than Change-A-Type.
Designing a webpage on my typewriter and showing off the greater-than/less-than Change-A-Type.

Lifting the lid. Note the storage space for a Change-A-Type box and label under the ribbon cover on how to change slugs. The front veneer panel is just a sticker, embossed in silver (Sears logo) and gold type.
Lifting the lid. Note the storage space for a Change-A-Type box and label under the ribbon cover on how to change slugs. The front veneer panel is just a sticker, embossed in silver (Sears logo) and gold type.

Serial number, on the underside metal edge-side.
Serial number, on the underside metal edge-side.

Back end of the machine.
Back end of the machine.

So not only did Sears rebrand SCM typewriters, they rebranded SCM accessories. Five sets of four replacement slugs were available... did Smith-Corona have package deals like that?
So not only did Sears rebrand SCM typewriters, they rebranded SCM accessories. Five sets of four replacement slugs were available... did Smith-Corona have package deals like that?

The case.
The case.

Hunter: Brian Hammack (TheMushroom)

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Got my first typewriter at age 4, a Tom Thumb. Got my first real typewriter at age 15, a Smith-Corona DeVille. Have been collecting typewriters since 2010 when I found a 1945 Smith-Corona Silent at an estate sale. Current count is around 12, half of them are in storage .



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