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1969 Smith Corona Classic 12 Serial # 6LTV-265137 1969 Smith Corona Classic 12 typewriter, Serial # 6LTV-265137 John Munroe's 1969 Smith Corona Classic 12 typewriter. 2018-09-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe: 1969 Smith Corona Classic 12 Serial # 6LTV-265137 "Walter"

This elite typer came without ribbon spools but is otherwise in great shape. I'll post the s/n and year shortly. The features and snappy performance almost make up for the fact that I much prefer pica. Much cooler typer than I would have expected for this era.

Sold to Rebecca Otowa, Summer 2018

1969 Smith Corona Classic 12 #6LTV-265137

Status: Sightings
Created: 11-04-2016 at 05:09AM
Last Edit: 09-20-2018 at 05:21AM


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"Walter"

This elite typer came without ribbon spools but is otherwise in great shape. I'll post the s/n and year shortly. The features and snappy performance almost make up for the fact that I much prefer pica. Much cooler typer than I would have expected for this era.

Sold to Rebecca Otowa, Summer 2018

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From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.



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