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1967 Smith Corona Secretarial 315 Serial # 7EL-1527639 1967 Smith Corona Secretarial 315 typewriter, Serial # 7EL-1527639 Jacob OBoyle's 1967 Smith Corona Secretarial 315 typewriter. 2023-01-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jacob OBoyle: 1967 Smith Corona Secretarial 315 Serial # 7EL-1527639 I found this strikingly late 60s office electric at a garage clear out sale, first red flag, and went back the second day to snag it, second red flag. I plugged it in to test it there, and it just seemed like it needed some cleaning and exercise, third red flag, so home it came. It lasted one or two more on-off cycles before the motor went completely unresponsive, and now I'm scared to work on it. I've decided to sell it as a parts machine, which is sad because I do like the aesthetics of this fine lady.

1967 Smith Corona Secretarial 315 #7EL-1527639

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Jacob OBoyle (JOByl57)
Created: 01-10-2023 at 01:25PM
Last Edit: 01-10-2023 at 01:33PM


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I found this strikingly late 60s office electric at a garage clear out sale, first red flag, and went back the second day to snag it, second red flag. I plugged it in to test it there, and it just seemed like it needed some cleaning and exercise, third red flag, so home it came. It lasted one or two more on-off cycles before the motor went completely unresponsive, and now I'm scared to work on it. I've decided to sell it as a parts machine, which is sad because I do like the aesthetics of this fine lady.

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Rear of the machine
Rear of the machine

Storage compartment on the back for changeable types, a very neat feature in my opinion. I believe the left portion would hold things like white out strips or brushes for the writer to use.
Storage compartment on the back for changeable types, a very neat feature in my opinion. I believe the left portion would hold things like white out strips or brushes for the writer to use.

Face from the bottom
Face from the bottom

Under the steel box they called a ribbon cover
Under the steel box they called a ribbon cover

Type slugs - it's a real shame I was never able to get this machine working as it has Presidential Elite #77 type slugs, which would have been a lovely contrast from all my standard picas and elites.
Type slugs - it's a real shame I was never able to get this machine working as it has Presidential Elite #77 type slugs, which would have been a lovely contrast from all my standard picas and elites.

Location of serial number
Location of serial number

Side profile
Side profile

Bottom of machine
Bottom of machine

Hunter: Jacob OBoyle (JOByl57)

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I'm a relatively new collector hunting for anything inexpensive that I can get my hands on, functionality being a second thought. I have to learn somehow, right!?



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