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1969 Smith Corona Electra 120 Serial # 6LEV-315289 1969 Smith Corona Electra 120 typewriter, Serial # 6LEV-315289 Brent Wegher's 1969 Smith Corona Electra 120 typewriter. 2023-12-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brent Wegher: 1969 Smith Corona Electra 120 Serial # 6LEV-315289 Local thrift store. Service sticker on bottom by local shop, now closed.
Came with original case, overall nice condition.
Controls and operation are fully functional. Some steady motor/belt noise, but not distracting.
Carriage in good shape, manual return smooth and quiet. Single sheet of paper feeds well, rollers good.
Just single, double, triple space. No half space. Bell sounds fine.
Looks like the two belts are good. A repair note on the bottom indicates belts replaced during service in 1987.
No obvious quirks, missing letter 'o' slug. No idea what happened. The plug on the power cord seems to be not original.
Platen rubber ok, measured width at 11 and 3/4 inches. The platen design has easy removal by design for cleaning.
The keyboard is standard US, two replaceable keys on top row work fine, probably the originals.
Fairly heavy machine, solid construction.
Removed bottom cover for inspection and attempt to locate missing slug.
Unusually clean interior free of dirt, dust and hair. But did find extraneous piece of error correcting material laying on bottom.
Could not find the missing slug, will not be using this, just a display piece.
No bad noise when typing, the small metal paper table does rattle slightly at times.
Original case is very nice, Kept the typewriter free of dirt for many years.
Has "Jeweled Escapement" imprint on segment. Interior inspection found all mechanicals in excellent shape.
Looking at front, what I first thought was white-out stain is actually flaked off paint. It could be touched up.
Initial guess of typeface was wrong based on carriage scale, actual pitch of 10 characters per inch.
Might be able to find another SCM for parts to salvage a suitable slug. The type arm has a clean end so the original slug must have just flown off when the joint cracked.

1969 Smith Corona Electra 120 #6LEV-315289

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Brent Wegher (bwegher)
Created: 12-19-2023 at 08:40PM
Last Edit: 12-21-2023 at 03:52PM


Description:

Local thrift store. Service sticker on bottom by local shop, now closed.
Came with original case, overall nice condition.
Controls and operation are fully functional. Some steady motor/belt noise, but not distracting.
Carriage in good shape, manual return smooth and quiet. Single sheet of paper feeds well, rollers good.
Just single, double, triple space. No half space. Bell sounds fine.
Looks like the two belts are good. A repair note on the bottom indicates belts replaced during service in 1987.
No obvious quirks, missing letter 'o' slug. No idea what happened. The plug on the power cord seems to be not original.
Platen rubber ok, measured width at 11 and 3/4 inches. The platen design has easy removal by design for cleaning.
The keyboard is standard US, two replaceable keys on top row work fine, probably the originals.
Fairly heavy machine, solid construction.
Removed bottom cover for inspection and attempt to locate missing slug.
Unusually clean interior free of dirt, dust and hair. But did find extraneous piece of error correcting material laying on bottom.
Could not find the missing slug, will not be using this, just a display piece.
No bad noise when typing, the small metal paper table does rattle slightly at times.
Original case is very nice, Kept the typewriter free of dirt for many years.
Has "Jeweled Escapement" imprint on segment. Interior inspection found all mechanicals in excellent shape.
Looking at front, what I first thought was white-out stain is actually flaked off paint. It could be touched up.
Initial guess of typeface was wrong based on carriage scale, actual pitch of 10 characters per inch.
Might be able to find another SCM for parts to salvage a suitable slug. The type arm has a clean end so the original slug must have just flown off when the joint cracked.

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Hunter: Brent Wegher (bwegher)

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Status: Typewriter Hunter
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Retired to the quiet of rural Nebraska to contemplate nature.
Typing down thoughts, prefer that to handwriting.
Not really a collector, just like to tinker on mechanical things.



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