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1969 Sears Medalist Power 12 Serial # S6LA 138353 1969 Sears Medalist Power 12 typewriter, Serial # S6LA 138353 Michael Hoehne's 1969 Sears Medalist Power 12 typewriter. 2019-01-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1969 Sears Medalist Power 12 Serial # S6LA 138353 The most feature-laden portable I have ever seen: electric power for everything; 4-color power ribbon; paper injector; power space; 2 Change-A-Type keys; holder to store Change-A-Type box inside; dedicated “paragraph  key that indents 5 spaces from wherever you are. The belt for the power ribbon advance was melted and has been replaced by a 2-1/8  O-ring. Everything seems to work! Sears wanted the ribbon cover to slide up-and-back and this is arguably handier than Smith Corona's up-and-forward design.

The four-color ribbon is not like ones you have seen for computer printers. This Sears ribbon is Black over Red on the right half of its 18-yard length and Blue over Green for the left half. That's why you need the electric ribbon advance---to wind up potentially 9 yards of ribbon when you want to change colors!

1969 Sears Medalist Power 12 #S6LA 138353

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-30-2014 at 10:34PM
Last Edit: 01-10-2019 at 09:33PM


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The most feature-laden portable I have ever seen: electric power for everything; 4-color power ribbon; paper injector; power space; 2 Change-A-Type keys; holder to store Change-A-Type box inside; dedicated “paragraph  key that indents 5 spaces from wherever you are. The belt for the power ribbon advance was melted and has been replaced by a 2-1/8  O-ring. Everything seems to work! Sears wanted the ribbon cover to slide up-and-back and this is arguably handier than Smith Corona's up-and-forward design.

The four-color ribbon is not like ones you have seen for computer printers. This Sears ribbon is Black over Red on the right half of its 18-yard length and Blue over Green for the left half. That's why you need the electric ribbon advance---to wind up potentially 9 yards of ribbon when you want to change colors!

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