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1966 Smith Corona Galaxie II Serial # 62T-196816 1966 Smith Corona Galaxie II typewriter, Serial # 62T-196816 Mark Rice's 1966 Smith Corona Galaxie II typewriter. 2022-04-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Rice: 1966 Smith Corona Galaxie II Serial # 62T-196816 I had been searching locally and online for 6 months for this model but they were either beat up or too pricey. This one came up on ShopGoodwill.com in February 2022 and from the pictures looked to be in mint condition. So I decided to snipe in during the last few seconds of the auction with a high enough bid that I knew I would not be outbid. I won the auction for $76 + $20 S/H/T for $96 total.

I'm glad I just went for it regardless of cost. This typewriter looks like it just came off the production line. Not a scratch or even any dust/dirt on it. The only flaw is the left carriage release lever has a stain on it and the right lever is missing. Without any cleaning or adjustment it's a great snappy typing machine. Maybe my favorite?

1966 Smith Corona Galaxie II #62T-196816

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mark Rice (TypewriterNoob)
Created: 04-12-2022 at 08:26PM
Last Edit: 04-12-2022 at 08:33PM


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I had been searching locally and online for 6 months for this model but they were either beat up or too pricey. This one came up on ShopGoodwill.com in February 2022 and from the pictures looked to be in mint condition. So I decided to snipe in during the last few seconds of the auction with a high enough bid that I knew I would not be outbid. I won the auction for $76 + $20 S/H/T for $96 total.

I'm glad I just went for it regardless of cost. This typewriter looks like it just came off the production line. Not a scratch or even any dust/dirt on it. The only flaw is the left carriage release lever has a stain on it and the right lever is missing. Without any cleaning or adjustment it's a great snappy typing machine. Maybe my favorite?

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Hunter: Mark Rice (TypewriterNoob)

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I'm over 60 now, but bought my first typewriter (a 1920's Underwood) when I was a teenager for $5.00. Unfortunately, I sold it 15 years later for $5.00 because I thought it was a useless, outdated boat anchor. Fast forward 35 years and I bought a Smith Corona Tabulator at a garage sale for $5.00 to show my grandchildren what a manual typewriter is and how it works. A couple years later, I bought an Oliver No. 9 at an antique store for $54 because of its interesting design. Within a month, I had spent over $1,000 and bought 16 more typewriters from a 1905 Remington No. 6 upstrike to an electric Olivetti Praxis 48.

I'm pretty handy, so my plan is to clean and repair them. I'll keep some for my private collection and sell others to support my new typewriter addiction.



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