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1967 Penncrest (SCM) Concord 10 Serial # P6ES-101759 1967 Penncrest (SCM) Concord 10 typewriter, Serial # P6ES-101759 James Grooms's 1967 Penncrest (SCM) Concord 10 typewriter. 2024-07-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1967 Penncrest (SCM) Concord 10 Serial # P6ES-101759 Before images prior to a UV treatment.
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Often dismissed as simply another SCM rebadge, the Penncrest line is significantly different once past the mechanism. As opposed to the sheet metal skin of say a Coronet 10, the JC Penney machine is in an aluminum housing and the PIA articulating ribbon cover is ditched for a tradition post and grommet cover. This one comes in at 21 lbs vs 18.5 for a Coronet 10.

It comes apart for service far easier without the hinge system in the way. An unscientific sampling of ads shows this machine fairly often retailed for more than it's SCM siblings. If one were kicking tires in 1967, this is simply a stouter feeling machine. It is, without insulation, quieter as well. I'm tempted to a craft project and have a Penncrest 'Silent' Concord.

This one was a smokers delight, but otherwise lightly used and covered in masking tape at the cover contact points and the entire back. The yellowed keys/switches cleaned up some, but have been replaced with nicer ones from the parts bin. The paper release knob is from a 12 in SCM. The yellowed card holder/line guide is not going back on.

As with all of them, the v- belts have failed or will fail soon. Typically the motor belt gets hard and forms a set at the motor pulley shaft and as it goes around the variable pulley a thumping noise ensues. This one was loose at the shaft and was silent so described as "doesn't power on" but it did. There are O -ring options. I am using ones from O-Riley's on multiple typers and no issues so far. Just don't get oil on them or the pulleys

This one sports Standard Elite 66 type face and the typical Samsonite case.

1967 Penncrest (SCM) Concord 10 #P6ES-101759

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 02-12-2024 at 04:10AM
Last Edit: 07-08-2024 at 02:33PM


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Before images prior to a UV treatment.
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Often dismissed as simply another SCM rebadge, the Penncrest line is significantly different once past the mechanism. As opposed to the sheet metal skin of say a Coronet 10, the JC Penney machine is in an aluminum housing and the PIA articulating ribbon cover is ditched for a tradition post and grommet cover. This one comes in at 21 lbs vs 18.5 for a Coronet 10.

It comes apart for service far easier without the hinge system in the way. An unscientific sampling of ads shows this machine fairly often retailed for more than it's SCM siblings. If one were kicking tires in 1967, this is simply a stouter feeling machine. It is, without insulation, quieter as well. I'm tempted to a craft project and have a Penncrest 'Silent' Concord.

This one was a smokers delight, but otherwise lightly used and covered in masking tape at the cover contact points and the entire back. The yellowed keys/switches cleaned up some, but have been replaced with nicer ones from the parts bin. The paper release knob is from a 12 in SCM. The yellowed card holder/line guide is not going back on.

As with all of them, the v- belts have failed or will fail soon. Typically the motor belt gets hard and forms a set at the motor pulley shaft and as it goes around the variable pulley a thumping noise ensues. This one was loose at the shaft and was silent so described as "doesn't power on" but it did. There are O -ring options. I am using ones from O-Riley's on multiple typers and no issues so far. Just don't get oil on them or the pulleys

This one sports Standard Elite 66 type face and the typical Samsonite case.

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Omaha World-Herald
06 Aug 1967, Sun ·Page 12
Omaha World-Herald 06 Aug 1967, Sun Ā·Page 12


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As with many, the bug is back there somewhere due to an Underwood No. 5. My grandfather was on a small town school board and used one for this. My parents had a yellow Royal Safari that I used to index card everything, including a beer can collection. Collection syndrome clue! The long dormant tic was activated when my neighbors left a Remington Quiet Riter on the curb when they moved in circa 2010, Yes a believe it or not story is next, when a Hermes 3000 comes home with the girlfriend from work for free. Yes, free! From there the addiction is full steam. And yes, I now have a No. 5. Typewriters are the perfect blend of using one's technical skills, history and functional purpose.



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