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196X Smith Corona Classic 12 Serial # 6LTV-808265 196X Smith Corona Classic 12 typewriter, Serial # 6LTV-808265 Currie Russell's 196X Smith Corona Classic 12 typewriter. 2021-01-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Currie Russell: 196X Smith Corona Classic 12 Serial # 6LTV-808265 It's all Greek to me with this typewriter. Bought from a FB Marketplace seller in my town. Elderly lady was selling it for a friend. Grubby and Greek - what was I going to do with this? But I didn't want to let the lady down, so I gave her $25 for it. Needed a good amount of mineral spirits to clean this one. Some sap-like substance on the outside of the case had somehow made its way inside.

196X Smith Corona Classic 12 #6LTV-808265

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-24-2021 at 05:15PM
Last Edit: 01-24-2021 at 05:16PM


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It's all Greek to me with this typewriter. Bought from a FB Marketplace seller in my town. Elderly lady was selling it for a friend. Grubby and Greek - what was I going to do with this? But I didn't want to let the lady down, so I gave her $25 for it. Needed a good amount of mineral spirits to clean this one. Some sap-like substance on the outside of the case had somehow made its way inside.

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My father brought with him a Hermes Rocket when he emigrated from the UK to Canada in 1967 and I remember playing with it as a kid. This memory was reignited while I was in Montreal for work this past February and came across a stationery shop that had five typewriters in the window. When I got home, I went on the hunt for my first typewriter - caught the bug and haven't stopped!



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