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1968 Smith Corona Electra SS Serial # 6BL 106680 1968 Smith Corona Electra SS typewriter, Serial # 6BL 106680 Brian Brumfield's 1968 Smith Corona Electra SS typewriter. 2017-09-25 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brian Brumfield: 1968 Smith Corona Electra SS Serial # 6BL 106680 Acquired off eBay. No power cell, no belt.
Fabricated a battery pack from a Batteries Plus flashlight battery pack.

Note how the space bar and power space key look in contrast to the rest of the yellowed plastic.

This is because I tried the un-yellowing techniques described on this site, and they worked! Took about 5 days, but the results are undeniable:
http://retr0bright.wikispaces.com

1968 Smith Corona Electra SS #6BL 106680

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-08-2014 at 08:47PM
Last Edit: 09-25-2017 at 02:38PM


Description:

Acquired off eBay. No power cell, no belt.
Fabricated a battery pack from a Batteries Plus flashlight battery pack.

Note how the space bar and power space key look in contrast to the rest of the yellowed plastic.

This is because I tried the un-yellowing techniques described on this site, and they worked! Took about 5 days, but the results are undeniable:
http://retr0bright.wikispaces.com

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:


When we first received the machine, it was covered with stickers and tape residue.
When we first received the machine, it was covered with stickers and tape residue.

Batteries Plus battery pack (donor).
Batteries Plus battery pack (donor).











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I love machines, machining, creating things from nothing. Typewriters have struck a romantic chord in me, thanks to my oldest son, and I am working with him and the rest of our family to acquire, restore, repair many machines.
Our collection grows in fits and spurts - as the seasons change. We make a lot of acquisitions at estate sales, yard and garage sales, thrift stores, online, and through personal connections.
The machines that we don't want to keep in our own collection, we are selling through various outlets - Etsy, Square Market, and eventually on eBay - and unlike some sellers, we KNOW how to pack a machine for shipment! :-)
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