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1965 Sears Forecast 12 Serial # S6LF 113207 1965 Sears Forecast 12 typewriter, Serial # S6LF 113207 James Grooms's 1965 Sears Forecast 12 typewriter. 2024-06-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1965 Sears Forecast 12 Serial # S6LF 113207 I imagine S-C executives sitting in a meeting and they say: "the Sears deal is a go and we have the design team coming up with some ideas per our last and they are...well...not the most attractive..." And keep in mind S-C was very style conscious. Just look at the lengths they went to on the 6s to design that articulating cover. That bit had to add significantly to manufacturing costs.
Style is, of course subjective, but anyway you slice it they went out of their way to violate every style principle in these dept store siblings. Which is interesting, because the dept store models often had more features and were priced a bit higher from my cruising newspaper ads. Since they were screwing the dealer network at least they could say, they are ugly and priced higher than what you get.

This otherwise fine looking example, unfortunately, suffered from a bit of delamination on the front panel and not much you can do to fix the plastic over the front markings. So I peeled it off and painted it and then did a full UV treatment after reconsidering it in the morning light.

1965 Sears Forecast 12 #S6LF 113207

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 06-23-2024 at 04:53AM
Last Edit: 06-23-2024 at 05:22PM


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I imagine S-C executives sitting in a meeting and they say: "the Sears deal is a go and we have the design team coming up with some ideas per our last and they are...well...not the most attractive..." And keep in mind S-C was very style conscious. Just look at the lengths they went to on the 6s to design that articulating cover. That bit had to add significantly to manufacturing costs.
Style is, of course subjective, but anyway you slice it they went out of their way to violate every style principle in these dept store siblings. Which is interesting, because the dept store models often had more features and were priced a bit higher from my cruising newspaper ads. Since they were screwing the dealer network at least they could say, they are ugly and priced higher than what you get.

This otherwise fine looking example, unfortunately, suffered from a bit of delamination on the front panel and not much you can do to fix the plastic over the front markings. So I peeled it off and painted it and then did a full UV treatment after reconsidering it in the morning light.

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