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1965 Smith Corona 250 Serial # X6LR-111054 1965 Smith Corona 250 typewriter, Serial # X6LR-111054 Sebastian Kleinschmidt's 1965 Smith Corona 250 typewriter. 2021-01-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Sebastian Kleinschmidt: 1965 Smith Corona 250 Serial # X6LR-111054 This is my sixth Smith-Corona typewriter and my second electric typewriter. It works quite well but has some issues which must have come from being dropped in its earlier life. The ribbon cover is slightly bent, the paper release lever is missing (it must have broken off some time earlier) and the space bar is also slightly bent so that hitting it either doesn't produce a space or turns on the power space function. I'll have to check that out in the future.
But in general it is a nice electric typewriter and produces quite legible print. That this model doesn't even have a carriage return lever anymore but just a key is fascinating as it looks just like my Electra 120 otherwise. What is good is the fact that it was produced for the German market, so I can just plug it in. And it has a QWERTZ-layout. Interestingly, it doesn't fit my Electra 120 case as it's too big and doesn't have the small openings at the bottom of its back. And the power connection is on the left side with a cable that one can unplug.

1965 Smith Corona 250 #X6LR-111054

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-08-2021 at 09:20AM
Last Edit: 01-08-2021 at 09:24AM


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This is my sixth Smith-Corona typewriter and my second electric typewriter. It works quite well but has some issues which must have come from being dropped in its earlier life. The ribbon cover is slightly bent, the paper release lever is missing (it must have broken off some time earlier) and the space bar is also slightly bent so that hitting it either doesn't produce a space or turns on the power space function. I'll have to check that out in the future.
But in general it is a nice electric typewriter and produces quite legible print. That this model doesn't even have a carriage return lever anymore but just a key is fascinating as it looks just like my Electra 120 otherwise. What is good is the fact that it was produced for the German market, so I can just plug it in. And it has a QWERTZ-layout. Interestingly, it doesn't fit my Electra 120 case as it's too big and doesn't have the small openings at the bottom of its back. And the power connection is on the left side with a cable that one can unplug.

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SCM 250 front view
SCM 250 front view

SCM 250 keys
SCM 250 keys

SCM 250 left side
SCM 250 left side

SCM 250 right side
SCM 250 right side

SCM 250 back
SCM 250 back

SCM 250 open ribbon cover
SCM 250 open ribbon cover

SCM 250 ribbons
SCM 250 ribbons

SCM 250 type slugs
SCM 250 type slugs

SCM 250 office supply sticker
SCM 250 office supply sticker

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I'm a new (started in May 2020) typewriter collector from Germany and interested in various kinds of brands and types from pre- and post-WW2, particularly focusing on Seidel & Naumann (Ideal & Erika), Triumph-Adler and Smith-Corona U(my favourite brand!), although I own some other brands and am looking at some others (Voss, Royal, Remington). I particularly like portables, my favourite pre-WW2 typewriter being the Erika 5 and my favourite post-WW2 typewriter being my Smith-Corona Silent-Super.



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